Stick it to the Man--buy a book at your Own place.. In Short Professors post their course lists at the start of each term. If you want a Penn education but don't have the cash, buy the books for the class of your choosing and teach yourself. During the school year, House brings in authors and activists. Listen to Christopher Hitchens explain his latest blasphemy, Colin Thubron eloquently describe his wanderings, or Howard Zinn teach his people's history. Look for books from university and small presses, leftist magazines, used history books and all your textbooks.