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About Us


Bookbyte is an eCommerce on a mission: to enable students to rent and buy expensive used textbooks economically by leveraging real-time data analytics to drive affordable prices across online marketplaces.

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—to ultimately using a third-party warehousing solution to meet our ever-expanding inventory housing needs. We are now one of the largest used textbook retailers on the west coast. Oregon Business magazine ranked Bookbyte 79th on the Private 150 Oregon companies list for 2014. Our headquarters is located in Salem, Oregon.

Charity Support

Our support of a number of charities is a large part of who we are. We whole-heartedly support the Marion-Polk Food Share, the March of Dimes, Garten, and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

A Great Place to Work

As a privately held company in beautiful Salem, OR, our main secret to success has been the belief that our talent is our most precious resource. With that said, Bookbyte prides itself on fostering an environment where employees thrive. This philosophy has created one of Salem's most coveted employers.

Our Core Values


Have the Heart
to Speak and Listen
Have the Heart to Speak and Listen
Communicate courageously
and compassionately.
Point Out
the Good Stuff
Point Out the Good Stuff
Acknowledge others for
great things they do.
Own Up
to It!
Own Up to It!
Integrity is the most important quality
of any leader, stand by your word.
Obsess About
Service
Obsess About Service
Make delivering excellent service
your obsession.
Not the Only Freaking
Person in the World
You're Not the Only Freaking Person in the World
We're a team, we're a family
and we're all in this together.
Be the Seed, the
Water and the Sun
Be the Seed, the Water and the Sun
Strive to innovate and come up with new
things, never settle for the same old stuff.
Embrace Your
Wacky Side
Embrace Your Wacky Side
Don't take yourself too seriously and
never be afraid to get a little coo-coo
around here, in fact, we demand it!
Family
Matters
Family Matters
Embrace your peers as brother and
sisters, create an environment that
fosters compassion and love, the
rest will take care of itself.
Live for
Health
Live for Health
Find the balance in your life
to be physically, emotionally
and spiritually healthy.
Be a
Super Hero
Be a Super Hero
Seek to always help those who need it
when the opportunity arises.