BookRenter was founded because a student realized that there was a better way to get your textbook material aside from buying it brand new from the bookstore. The founder, Colin Barceloux, thought that paying as much as $500/semester for textbooks a really high price to pay for students. He worked as a campus mailman to help him get through college and he saw that there was a lot of discarded textbooks everywhere so he collected them and sold them online to other students in the country and he was pleased with the results and realized that there was a market for it and here was planted an idea for a good business. Colin worked for other companies before he finally joined forces together with two engineers and they started BookRenter. BookRenter is where you can rent, buy, and sell used textbooks in all kinds of categories at greatly reduced prices.