It’s curious that I never have thought on the possibility of renting a book. As reader, I like to buy, to borrow on the library, to download free old books… but I have never felt the need to rent a book. Really, I didn’t know that this possibility could exist.
But yes, you can rent some cheap college textbooks on the student market. The most similar to rent a book that I did was asking to a friend if she could lend me her maths book because I had lost the mine, so in exchange I offered to her for doing her language homework.
The market of paper books is still working well. Although every day we know on the news that digital readers are coming quickly, it is still soon for saying that paper books will become like vinyl records. People use them, like them, and feel good passing their sheets. And you can’t compare the smell of a new or old book with a digital gadget that smell more similar to a calculator than a printed book.
So, to rent a book is another option, especially if you are searching for a book impossible to find on the normal market.