About Sidewalk

Sidewalk was founded as CampusBookRentals in 2007 by a college student who couldn’t make sense of textbook prices, and the inefficiencies that seemed to be driving them up. He proposed that renting textbooks might be part of the answer. The concept took off, creating one of the fastest growing companies in America and forever changing the rules of the ten-billion-dollar higher education content industry. Although they’re a pioneer of textbook rentals both online and in-store (the CampusBookRentals.com website is still a huge asset to students, and has served well over a million of them), their underlying mission is to deliver significant value to students through meaningful partnerships within the college retail industry, bringing permanent positive change in the process.