The Benefits of Renting Books

by Emily Roberts on March 17, 2013

for-rent-booksImagine having thousands of books and audiobooks at your disposal, whenever you wanted to read or listen to them. Thanks to the internet, and online book rental companies, you can have access to an unlimited number of books, authors and titles. Whether you want to curl up in front of the fireplace on a cold winter’s evening with a page-turning mystery, or you want to listen to the latest romance on your way to work, all you have to do is choose online, and the books will be sent to you immediately. These days, renting books via a membership has many benefits, including convenience, lessening your carbon footprint and saving you both time and money.


Think about going to the library to get your favorite book. First, you have to travel there; then, chances are they either won’t have it, or it will have been checked out already.  Having a book rental membership means you can select the books of your choice online and have them delivered right to your front door in a matter of days. You don’t have to leave your home to go to the library, only to be disappointed that they don’t have the book you want. This is especially true in small towns where the inventory of books and magazines are very limited.

Save Time

A membership means that you don’t have to waste time going to your local library, looking through all of the shelves trying to find something interesting. These days, most people simply don’t have the time to do that. When you have a monthly membership to an online book club, making your choices takes only a few minutes. With the click of a mouse, you can make your selections quickly and easily.

Save Money

Aside from the library, you could go to the many bookstores that exist today and buy your favorite best sellers. The downside, of course, is that it can get extremely expensive, especially if you’re buying books that are hot off the presses.  Having a membership means you pay one monthly fee and you can get as many books as you want. This means you won’t break your budget, and you can get caught up on all the latest novels.

Save Space

What do you do with all of those books you buy from the bookstore? You’ll end up having to buy shelves to put them on, creating clutter and chaos in your home. Having a monthly membership means you don’t have to worry about where to store your books. Read them, listen to them, and then send them back. This helps keep your home clear of clutter, and there’s less to dust!

Good for the Environment

Renting books is a great way to lessen your carbon footprint. By renting books and sharing them with others, a significant amount of paper and trees will be saved. It’s a much better choice for the environment and Mother Earth.

Great for Commuters

Sometimes, it’s nice to have something different to listen to, rather than the radio or CDs. An audiobook is another great way to catch up on all the latest best-sellers. You won’t get bored while you’re sitting in traffic and you can choose from over 250,000 titles. For every hardcover and paperback book, there is an audiobook selection as well. There are also motivational and educational titles to choose from. So go ahead – learn something new on the way to work!

Great for Kids

Audiobooks are great for kids who can’t read yet. There are thousands of selections for kids of all ages. Young ones who can’t read yet can still acquire a love of books when they listen to them; they will be kept occupied for hours.  They’ll love the idea of being able to choose the audiobooks they want to listen to. It gives them a sense of independence and control.

Most online rental book clubs have several different membership plans, so you can choose one that’s right for you. Many companies do not charge late fees or shipping, so you can take your time and keep the books as long as you need them. When you’re finished with them, simply put them in the postage-paid envelope and drop into the mailbox. It’s simple, convenient and saves you both time and money. You can choose from the latest bestsellers or you can choose some older classics. Many genres are offered as well, including mysteries, erotica, drama and non-fiction. You could save up to 80% over buying the books the traditional way. It is one of the most economical ways to feed your mind!

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