was launched in 1999 as one of the nation's first online textbook retailer offering discounted textbooks to students and parents. One of's founders was Dave Thomas, of Wendy's Hamburgers. Our corporate offices and distribution center is centrally located in Lexington, Kentucky.

As a single source supply and distribution service for new and used textbooks, ebooks, rental books, general reading books, apparel, supplies and merchandise, has shipped over 100 million textbooks and has served millions of students across the world. is the number one source for buying and renting textbooks in all formats and was ranked as one of the top 500 websites by Internet Retailer and was recently voted Best Web Site for buying College Textbooks by Reader's Choice Award. has many components to its core business including exclusive campus-based partnerships through the eCampus Virtual Bookstores, on-site sales and services, business-to-business services, marketplace services, textbook rental services and more.

Founded in 2002, the eCampus Virtual Bookstores is's most successful division. With the Virtual Bookstore Program, partners with institutions around the country to provide a customized online bookstore to service all textbook needs.