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Chances are...

You wasted a ton of money on textbooks this year.

Packback $5 digital rentals mean you only pay for your textbook when you actually need to use it. Your first $5 textbook rental is on us.

Chances are...

You wasted a ton of money on textbooks this year.

Packback $5 digital rentals mean you only pay for your textbook when you actually need to use it. Your first $5 textbook rental is on us.

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  • Packbook

    Over 30 years, textbooks prices have risen by 812% That's faster than healthcare, housing...and even tuition itself.

  • Packbook

    When we founded Packback, our campus was spending over $10 MILLION per year on textbooks alone.

  • Packbook

    Current student debt in America has topped $1 TRILLION Textbook costs comprise about 20% of tuition expenses at State Schools, and a stunning 75% of tuition expenses at community colleges.

Join the movement to stop rising textbook prices.

Do you believe in Textbook Affordability?

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  • Packbook

    Over 30 years, textbooks prices have risen by 812% That's faster than healthcare, housing...and even tuition itself.

  • Packbook

    When we founded Packback, our campus was spending over $10 MILLION per year on textbooks alone.

  • Packbook

    Current student debt in America has topped $1 TRILLION Textbook costs comprise about 20% of tuition expenses at State Schools, and a stunning 75% of tuition expenses at community colleges.

About Packback

Our Story

We are a student-founded, student-run company backed by a team of prominent and experienced investors.

Packback's founders met while at Illinois State University. Together, we founded a professional business fraternity on campus and all shared an interest in entrepreneurship and educational affordability. We teamed up to compete in our schools' business plan competition, and won first place with our concept of $5 on-demand textbook rentals. After our win, we embarked on our journey of turning our idea into a reality for students everywhere.

Since our start, we've added 2000+ titles to our library of $5 digital rentals, and we have created a bunch of other tools to help students save money on books while we continue to grow our rental library. Our student-run team has grown to include an amazing group of interns, student marketing managers and over 60 brand ambassadors who all passionately believe in our mission of textbook affordability.

Our Team

Meet our Team

  • kasey Gandham

    Kasey Gandham

    Cofounder | Marketing

    Illinois State University '13

  • Mike Shannon

    Mike Shannon

    Cofounder | Business Development

    Illinois State University '12

  • Jessica Tenuta

    Jessica Tenuta

    Cofounder | Design

    Illinois State University '13

  • Deepak Goel

    Deepak Goel

    Chief Technology Officer

    University of California, Berkeley

  • Karl Hughes

    Karl Hughes

    Engineering Manager

    University of Tennessee '12

  • Kim Boehm

    Kim Boehm

    Campus Marketing Manager

    Illinois State University '14

  • Nagan Hoang

    Nagan Hoang

    Campus Marketing Manager

    DePaul University '15

  • Jacklyn Liu

    Jacklyn Liu

    Campus Marketing Manager

    University of Chicago '17

  • Martin Vitek

    Martin Vitek

    Campus Marketing Manager

    DePaul University '15

  • Flora Liu

    Flora Liu

    Digital Marketing

    Northwestern University '14

  • Querida Qiu

    Querida Qiu

    Public Relations

    University of Chicago '15

  • Plus our amazing team of

    Campus Brand Ambassadors

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