Launched in September 2000, is the oldest online book rental service. Founded by veteran business-men Douglas Ross and Andrew Bilinski, BookLender set out to revolutionize the way consumers acquired reading materials online. Oprah Magazine said BookLender is the book version of Netflix. Originally launched as a paperback book rental service of bestselling paperback fiction books, BookLender has expanded into children's books, nonfiction books, and audiobooks. Since 2000, BookLender has grown its selection from 25,000 titles to over a quarter of a million titles.



Located just outside of Washington, D.C. in tech rich Northern Virginia, BookLender is strategically located near one of the country's largest book distribution warehouses (Ingram Book Group), and a USPS bulk mail center.


Giving Back

BookLender donates overstock titles to Walter Reed Medical Center and is proud to support our wounded warriors. BookLender also donates books to various libraries.


Fun Facts

  • BookLender has delivered over 4 million titles to its members
  • BookLender has saved its members over $30 million to date
  • Launched in 2000, BookLender is the oldest book rental service
  • BookLender is the only service to offer books and audiobooks
  • is proudly maintained by Vive le Livre LLC (that's French for "Long Live the Book!'), a Quirkus Inc. company