Book Reviews

Why Buy? Rent Books Online

December 10, 2009

Did you know that you can rent paperback and hard cover books online? With thanks to some companies, you now have the option to rent books online instead of purchasing. This library style program allows you to rent as many books as you can read and all you pay is a low monthly service fee. Shipping and handling charges are fully paid by the company, and you can even purchase a book that you rented if you found you really loved the book and wanted to keep it.

This is similar to renting movies online, only for books instead. You no longer have to worry about purchasing a book that in the end, just sits on a shelf collecting dust. When you are done reading it, just send it back and select a new book to enjoy. No more clutter in your home with books that have already been read and probably will never be read again. No more having to go to the local bookstore to find something that you will enjoy. Simply turn on the computer and select the book you want. It will be mailed directly to your home. Many companies let you keep the book for as long as you want without penalty so make sure you choose a company who does not charge late fees.

This type of service is ideal for anyone who enjoys their book collection but hates spending money on a book they end up not enjoying. I have bought books in the past and ended up feeling disappointed. The books end up as unwanted dust collectors. To rent a book before you buy is just brilliant. You can “preview” the book in your own home, and if you decide it is a keeper, just notify the company that you would like to purchase the book, and you own it! If you decide it wasn’t the book for you, just send it back and rent another one.

I am a big fan of renting books online. It couldn’t be easier or more convenient. I would love for you to visit my blog for my recommendations of reputable companies: