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Let’s begin at the end: How a campus bookstore closure set the wheels in motion for a hybrid OER projectThis chapter discusses the efforts and lessons learned from a grassroots, affordable content initiative that took shape following the closure of the brick and mortar campus bookstore. The UAS Alt-Textbook Project can serve as a model for how campus affordable content initiatives can be put in motion with minimal funding by utilizing existing campus resources, the expertise and advocacy of key faculty and administrative champions. Efforts at UAS have impacted faculty teaching methodologies, contributed to significant student savings and provided a platform for open education advocates on campus. The chapter closes by discussing next steps required to formalize, mobilize and better measure the impacts of the project.