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About Bookbyte

About Us

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.

Our Core Values

Our Core Values

Data Matters

01 Data Matters

Numbers rarely lie, so we make decisions on fact-based, data-driven positions based on analysis and quantitative methods.

Lower Waste & Reuse

02 Lower Waste & Reuse

We value our limited resources such as time, capital, and the environment. We believe being good stewards in our business and the environment go hand in hand.

Access Over Ownership

03 Access Over Ownership

We believe access should never be dictated solely by ownership. By providing reasonable prices, multiple avenues, and accessibility to tools and resources, we help empower individuals to succeed.

Bolster One Another

03 Bolster One Another

Our culture is every bit as essential to our success as the most accurate data and the best technical expertise. We strive to move Bookbyte’s culture forward by fostering meaningful relationship, taking care of each other in times of need, encouraging and supporting healthy work-life choices, and walking our talk.

Our Mission

We enable students to rent and buy expensive used textbooks economically by leveraging real-time data analytics to drive affordable prices across online marketplaces.

Our Mission
Our Vision

Our Vision

We believe in a world where no product is wasted or goes unused, and people can access what they need for reasonable prices.

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.

A great place to work