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Hello Professor Ancarett,
We would like to inform you that we have 2 copies remaining of $27.95 Popular Microhistory You Adopted for a Course Last Year with a Hundred Students.
Unfortunately, the publisher does not accept any returns. Please make note of this for any other order and kindly try to readopt this title in the future.
Thanking you for your cooperation,
Bookstore Staff Member
Two copies. Two WHOLE copies unsold. Whoa! I am a bad professor, aren’t I? Obviously, next year when I teach said course again I should adopt the same book, enabling the bookstore to order a hundred new copies and have one or two unsold ones sitting around to guilt me in the following cycle. Or not. For pedagogical reasons, I change microhistories each time I teach the course to give everyone something new to tackle (this also reduces the amount of recycled essays and other plagiarism offenses). But, obviously, I’m not looking at this from the correct perspective.