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About Us


Bookbyte is dedicated first and foremost to improving the student experience. Aware of the ever-increasing costs of higher education, we provide multiple options for buying and renting inexpensive textbooks and strive to offer the highest buyback prices for students selling books.

Our History

Founded in 1999, Bookbyte is one of the longest running used textbook businesses online. From our humble beginnings operating out of a closet (seriously), we expanded out to the garage and then to increasingly larger and larger warehouses. We are now the largest used textbook retailer on the west coast. Our headquarters is located in Salem, Oregon.

Charity Support

Our support of a number of charities is a large part of who we are, particularly, our ongoing work with the Rotary Books for the World, donating books and supporting literacy programs in Belize, Thailand, Uganda, and South Africa. We also whole-heartedly support the United Way, the Marion-Polk Food Share, the March of Dimes, Garten, and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

A Great Place to Work

Our goal is to keep Bookbyte an inclusive environment, where we encourage and support innovation and input from all employees. We also set aside time to just plain have fun, with epic ping-pong duels, tasty potlucks, barrel decorating for charity, spirit contests, and the always welcome arrival of the snack cart. If you are interested in employment opportunities, please visit our Jobs page here.