BookRenter Takes a Big Bite of the Textbook Rental Market

bookrenter-logoTextbook rentals are a hot trend this fall, and the competition is getting fierce as students return to college campuses around the country. BookRenter is taking off, expecting to make between $20 to $50 million in revenue this year. BookRenter is still behind the largest book rental service,, which is expected to bring in $130 million in revenue.

BookRenter has rolled out a new partnership program with collegiate bookstores. The textbook rental service provides the virtual college bookstores with the same selection that’s available on their site. Over 260 campuses have partnered with BookRenter, including Arizona State University, University of Texas and University of Kansas.

Not only does BookRenter provide free shipping both ways for students, they’re also promoting carbon neutral shipping with the help of They further promote environmental sustainability by agreeing to the Green Printing Initiative, which holds participating companies to using paper responsibly in all areas of business.

Via TechCrunch.

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One Response to “BookRenter Takes a Big Bite of the Textbook Rental Market”

  1. Nancyb says:

    I know so many students who are staggering under the costs of their books, and who are very suspicious that their text books are “updated” with very little actually new information, in order to require them to purchase new, rather than used, books–and at a significant, indefensible premium.

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