About Us

Discover new authors and genres with our unlimited book or audiobook rental service. Our members enjoy the highest commitment to customer service, satisfaction, and unmatched value. We help our members save time and money with the simplest and most convenient book rental service anywhere.


Launched in September 2000, Booksfree.com is the oldest online book rental service. Founded by veteran business-men Douglas Ross and Andrew Bilinski, Booksfree set out to revolutionize the way consumers acquired reading materials online. Oprah Magazine said Booksfree is the book version of Netflix. Originally launched as a paperback book rental service of bestselling paperback fiction books, Booksfree has expanded into children's books, nonfiction books, and audiobooks. Since 2000, Booksfree has grown its selection from 25,000 titles to over a quarter of a million titles.

In 2010, Booksfree developed and launched a complementary book and audiobook swap service BooksfreeSwap. BooksfreeSwap's unique website and swap process has made it the online swap service of choice.

In 2012, Booksfree developed and launched an online audiobook download and streaming service AudiobooksNow. AudiobooksNow offers an affordable alternative to purchasing, downloading, and streaming audiobooks online or through their free Android, Apple, Nook, and Kindle apps.


Located just outside of Washington, D.C. in tech rich Northern Virginia, Booksfree is strategically located near one of the country's largest book distribution warehouses (Ingram Book Group), and a USPS bulk mail center.

Giving Back

Booksfree donates overstock titles to Walter Reed Medical Center and is proud to support our wounded warriors. Booksfree also donates books to various libraries.

Management Team

W. Douglas Ross
President, CEO and Co-Founder

Andrew E. Bilinski
Chairman and Co-Founder

Fun Facts
  • Booksfree has delivered over 3 million titles to its members
  • Booksfree has saved its members over $20 million to date
  • Launched in 2000, Booksfree is the oldest book rental service
  • Booksfree is the only service to offer books and audiobooks