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About us

TextbookRush is all about helping students achieve the education they want and deserve. We sell books at seriously low prices, as well as textbook rentals for those one-and-done classes. Have books to sell? We’ve got you covered. We buy over one million different titles back from students and other sources for cash or store credit. And that’s not all we’ve got. When it’s time for a study break you can check us out for great movies and video games.

When all is said and done, our focus is on growing with YOU – our customers, suppliers, affiliates, and partners. We strive to build strong and mutually beneficial relationships with people across the world and provide services designed especially for you!

Thank you,

The TextbookRush Team

Meet the team

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  • Alison
    Alison
    Marketing Manager
    Favorite book: The Help by Tate Taylor
    Fun fact: I went skydiving with my now husband for our 1 year dating anniversary.
  • Connor
    Connor
    Enterprise Team Lead
    Favorite book: The BFG by Roald Dahl
    Fun fact: I graduated high school at 15.
  • Harry
    Harry
    Lead Developer
    Favorite book: Replay by Ken Grimwood
    Fun fact: I programmed my first game at age 9 on a TRS-80. In 1764. :)
  • Greg
    Greg
    Senior Software Engineer
    Favorite book: Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
    Fun fact: I like to program.
  • Jason
    Jason
    Senior .NET Developer
    Favorite book: Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
    Fun fact: I am an avid eater of chicken wings.
  • DJ
    DJ
    Senior .NET Developer
    Favorite book: Kingdom Man by Tony Evans
    Fun fact: I was born with 6 fingers.
  • Jason
    Jason
    .NET Developer
    Favorite book: The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
    Fun fact: My name is not actually Jason here.
  • Barbara
    Barbara
    Chief of Operations
    Favorite book: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
    Fun fact: In college I was the kicker and right end on an all-women’s (mostly) touch football team.
  • Chuck
    Chuck
    Warehouse Operations Manager
    Favorite book: IT by Stephen King
    Fun fact: I'm a father of two that spends any free time carrying props for his daughter’s dance team.
  • Darrell
    Darrell
    Buybacks Manager
    Favorite book: The Odyssey by Homer
    Fun fact: I enjoy fishing and hunting in my spare time.
  • Josh
    Josh
    Order Processing Manager
    Favorite book: The Naked Ape by Desmond Morris
    Fun fact: I have beard envy.
  • Marc
    Marc
    Buyback Representative
    Favorite book: Dreamfall by Joan D. Vinge
    Fun fact: I’m a bastion of useless 80s musical trivia.
  • Serena
    Serena
    Consumer Electronics Operator
    Favorite book: Feast by Grahm Masterson
    Fun fact: Once on vacation I almost got eaten by a bull shark… but I survived.
  • David
    David
    President
    Favorite book: The Elfstones of Shannara by Terry Brooks
    Fun fact: Myself, my mother, her father, and his mother were all born on Fridays.
  • Jeff
    Jeff
    Director of Customer Care
    Favorite book: The Big Short by Michael Lewis
    Fun fact: I want to visit all 50 States….4 left to go.
  • Latoma
    Latoma
    Customer Care Trainer
    Favorite book: Pet Sematary by Stephen King
    Fun fact: I lived in Germany for 1 year.
  • Jeneé
    Jeneé
    Customer Care Representative
    Favorite book: Any book my kid reads me :)
    Fun fact: I'm Disney-obsessed.
  • Steven
    Steven
    Customer Care Representative
    Favorite book: 1984 by George Orwell
    Fun fact: I am a Wolverines fan.
  • Tom
    Tom
    Customer Care Representative
    Favorite book: Mirai Nikki by Sakae Esuno
    Fun fact: I’ve played over 10 TCG’s (Trading Card Games) competitively and still adding to the list.
  • Kevin
    Kevin
    Textbook Rental Manager
    Favorite book: East of Eden by John Steinbeck
    Fun fact: I have a national table tennis rating of 894.
  • Luke
    Luke
    Pricing Analyst
    Favorite book: Burr by Gore Vidal
    Fun fact: I enjoy playing the banjo, guitar and singing saw in my spare time.
  • Isaiah
    Isaiah
    Inventory Specialist
    Favorite book: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
    Fun fact: I have been breakdancing for 17 years.
  • Praycilia
    Praycilia
    Account Representative
    Favorite book: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
    Fun fact: English is my second language. I moved to the US with my parents from Indonesia when I was 3.

Company history

1994
First store

Opened first store

With the help and support of Missouri Bookstore, Pearson, Cengage, John Wiley and McGraw-Hill, Phil, the TextbookRush CEO, had the ability to open and operate his first bookstore in a 121 sq ft. office in Columbus, Ohio. Phil owned 1,100 books and sold 700 within The Ohio State’s first school quarter.

1998
Second store

Opened second store

Phil bought one of the four major campus bookstores at The Ohio State University, Buckeye Books. His bookstore grew from 121 sq ft to 2,500 sq ft.

2001
Screenshot of TextbooksRus.com

TextbooksRus.com

Started our online bookstore named TextbooksRus

2003

New office

Moved to an office off of Wood Ave. Columbus, Ohio. The company had 50 employees.

2008
Screenshot of Bookstores.com

Bookstores.com

We launched a marketplace only website, Bookstores.com. This website is a marketplace similar to the one offered on TextbookRush.com, but has a global reach.

2009
New warehouse

New warehouse

We added 55,000 square feet of warehouse space to our current location in Grandview Heights, Ohio, tripling its previous space. The new facility has a capacity for 750,000 books. Also, video games and DVDs were added to our website.

2013
Screenshot of TextbookRush.com

TextbookRush.com

Company rebranded from TextbooksRus to TextbookRush. Rush the Rabbit became our company’s logo and our slogan became, “Your online campus bookstore.”

2017
Current warehouse

Currently

To date, TextbookRush has 130 employees and is continuing to grow.

Our guarantee

At TextbookRush we want you to be satisfied with your purchase. We offer a guarantee on both TextbookRush inventory and books purchased through one of our marketplace sellers. If you are not satisfied with your purchase within 30 days from receiving, simply return it – no questions asked for a full refund of the product price. We strive every day to provide you great products, great prices and the service you expect from TextbookRush.

“TextbookRush” & the TextbookRush Rabbit logo are registered trademarks of Anaid Holdings, LLC.