A reader commented the other day that I had left his favorite textbook site out of my list of websites where you can buy and rent textbooks.He was right; I had left it out. But his preferred site wasn't a place to buy or rent; it was a search engine. So I thought it would be a good idea to start a page of textbook search engines.This list is by no means complete; I've never even tried to find all the possible sites. And the list is also mainly focused on paper textbooks, not digital textbooks. In fact, so far as I can tell only Inkmesh checks the prices of ebooks.
Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."