Thomas Rhoden and Adam Helsinger are master students with an idea they believe would raise literacy rates and encourage reading.

Their plan is to provide classic literature such as Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and Mark Twain’s “A Dog’s Tale” at a cost much lower than what people can find at a bookstore.

“One thing that we’ve both picked up on is that books are overpriced,” Rhoden said. “These books can cost up to five, six or even fifteen dollars and we want to bring it down to a reasonable cost.”

Rhoden and Helsinger hope to work with local printers to sell the books for about $3.95 or $2.95 in what’s called “The Valley Digest.” Rhoden and Helsinger said they would start small by…  [click here to continue to read full text]

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