Renting Text Books & Giving Back

June 20, 2013

I’ve mentioned once or twice around here that I’m planning on going back to college once everything is sorted out with Andrew’s schooling/job situation. But you know what, college is freakin’ expensive! The tuition alone is enough to make your bank account cry out in agony, but then you have to add the cost of text books on top of that. That’s one of the main reasons I didn’t go for a four year degree the first time around.

Even at a community college I was still paying over $500 each semester on text books, most of which I barely used in class, and all of which I never even picked up once the class was over. I probably paid at least $2,500 for all of my text books, but only made $20 from selling them back. Yeah. Not cool, man.

Luckily I won’t have to go through that frustration this next time around thanks to Campus Book Rentals.


I know there are a lot of text book rental companies all over the web nowadays, but I really think that this company has them all beat. Not only will you save 40-90% off the cost of your books and get free shipping, you actually get to act like you own your books. That means you can highlight text, dog-ear pages, and even jot down notes ‘til your heart’s content [ provided they’re respectful notes of course ;) ] And if you decide you do actually want to own the book, all you have to do is pay the difference and its all yours.

They even allow you to rent out your own text books to other students through their RentBack program and earn 2-4 times more cash than you would from selling them back to the campus bookstore.



My favorite thing about Campus Book Rental though, is how they give back. In addition to giving out $90,000 in textbook scholarships, they also partner with an amazing organization, Operation Smile.


If you’re not familiar with Operation Smile, they are a charity group that perform life changing cleft lip surgeries on children whose families could not otherwise afford it. Without surgery cleft palettes often result in a child’s inability to eat, speak, socialize or smile, and can also lead to death before they even reach their first birthday. Campus Book Rentals donates money from every single book rental to help fund these surgeries.


I’m so glad that Campus Book Rental contacted me about writing a post about them. I truly do think they are a remarkable company and I’m looking forward to using their services in the future.


// If you haven’t already figured it out, this was a sponsored post, but all opinions are 100% mine and I wouldn’t endorse a company I didn’t believe in and genuinely love. //

1 comment:

  1. What a great idea! Love this. Thanks for sharing! Xo, M&K at


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