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

In 2010, BookLender 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, BookLender 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.

In 2019, BookLender developed and launched an online audiobook download and streaming rental service AudiobookLender. AudiobookLender offers listeners a more cost effective way to listen to audiobooks and keeps their devices and library clean by automatically removing content once the 30 day rental period is over.


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

Giving Back

BookLender donates overstock titles to Walter Reed Medical Center and is proud to support our wounded warriors. BookLender 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

  • BookLender has delivered over 4 million titles to its members
  • BookLender has saved its members over $30 million to date
  • Launched in 2000, BookLender is the oldest book rental service
  • BookLender is the only service to offer books and audiobooks