August 27, 2010 14:33 ET

BookMob Launching Exciting New Textbook Rental Service for Canadian Students

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 27, 2010) - College and university students in Canada will soon have a unique opportunity to "join the mob" and save hundreds of dollars off the cost of their textbooks. Beginning this Fall semester, students will be able to take advantage of an exciting new textbook rental service known as BookMob.

Renting textbooks from BookMob gives Canadian students an affordable alternative for meeting their educational needs. It also gives budding scholars a well-deserved and much-needed break, according to Brad Dolan, BookMob's founder and CEO. "Tuition costs continue to increase nationally, outpacing inflation and making post-secondary education less accessible to youth," Dolan said. "Our students—which we affectionately refer to as 'Mobsters'—can expect to save between 50 to 80 percent on all of their books. Over the course of a year, this can amount to more than $500 in savings."

BookMob is unique in that it is the first service of its kind to offer a full selection of textbook rentals for Canadian students. Students from all college and university campuses across Canada can utilize the company's flexible Canadian textbook rental service to meet their individual needs. They can rent textbooks for 45, 60, 90 or 120 days, as well as extend their rental period or purchase their textbooks at a reduced cost. "We provide the largest inventory of textbook titles, flexible rental terms and high quality books at the lowest prices available on the market," Dolan said. "BookMob relies on a dynamic pricing algorithm that allows us to consistently re-price our inventory and maintain a competitive cost position across all of our textbooks."

In addition to offering cost savings and a broad selection, BookMob's textbook rental service gives Canadian students convenient access to the materials they need. The Website provides fast shipping directly to the student's door and covers the shipping cost of returning the books when the rental period ends. "Students can think of us as a Netflix for renting Canadian textbooks," Dolan said.

Dolan, who is a commerce graduate of Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, founded BookMob as a cheaper, more efficient alternative to purchasing textbooks at inflated retail prices. Disappointed with the availability and pricing of used books, he is launching his Canadian textbook rental service to help ease students' wallets during their already stressful semesters. BookMob is committed to enriching the education of Canada's students. "We're fun, but we're also serious about saving students money and making their educational experience that much easier," Dolan said. 

With fall semester almost here, BookMob is the ideal resource for Canadian college and university students. For more information about the new textbook rental service, please visit or contact Brad Dolan at 613-883-8890.

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