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What is an a la carte textbook?

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Initial post: Feb 17, 2012 8:35:27 PM PST
Aimee says:
Is there a difference between a textbook and it's a la carte edition? Not quite sure if it is the same thing.

Posted on Feb 20, 2012 10:58:18 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 20, 2012 10:59:56 AM PST
Dylan says:
"A la carte" is a really vague (& unhelpful) description for textbooks; it usually means that the book is not bound- as in you receive a stack of loose hole-punched papers rather than a paperback/hardcover. It should be the same content, though. Hope that helps.

Posted on Feb 20, 2012 2:20:02 PM PST
Aimee says:
It does! Thank you so very much. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 21, 2012 10:14:50 AM PST
B. B. says:
As well as what Dylan said they will often have online elements or study guides that come as part of the book package but you can usually buy the stand alone book without these extras and sometimes that is called the a la carte edition.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 29, 2012 8:17:25 AM PDT
anonymous% says:
I disagree. a la carte version is strictly about pages not bound and nothing to do with extras not mentioned.
a la carte version can come with all the extras if it says so, and bounded book can come with no extras.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 15, 2015 11:07:12 AM PDT
So its another word for loose leaf?
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