We are an ambitious team based in Chicago, focused on delivering eTextbooks more simply and affordably. Most of us at RedShelf were students not long ago and have experience with both paper and digital textbooks. This has allowed us to look critically at how software can be used to create eTextbooks that help students study, learn, and ultimately achieve their academic goals!We provide digital content from the world’s leading academic publishers, consumer trade publishers, self-publishers and a variety of other content creators. Our close partnerships with publishers and college bookstores have positioned RedShelf to bring affordable digital course materials to students and professors like you across the country.Our BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) technology is accessible on any web-browser based device with no requirement to use a dedicated reader or download an application. With familiar tools such as bookmarking, highlighting, and note-taking, our eTextbook software allows students to study and learn like they would with paper. Our software also allows for digital advances, such as keyword search, dictionary look-up, and 24/7 access from nearly any device.

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Why Work With Us

RedShelf is a digital textbook distributor and provider working with over 500 college bookstores and 2000 content creators to spur digital adoption on campuses world-wide. With a team of 45, we have established a very unique company culture that shines in everything we do. From our "all hands on deck" approach for sales meetings to our unique 1:1 meetings with our developing staff, we find that communication is key in keeping our culture. Our ambitious team enjoys the environment of RedShelf where they can learn, grow and work towards purposeful contribution and individual success.

Perks & Benefits

  • Passionate team impacting the education industry
  • Competitive compensation packages including company stock options
  • Annual RedShelf Retreats
  • Onsite and offsite events; happy hours, intramural sports, volunteering, rooftop parties
  • Growth opportunities, impact our business and grow professioinally as quickly as the company has
  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance



August 25, 2016
Type: funding
Investors: Rick Patterson, National Association of College Stores
January 27, 2015
Type: funding
Investors: National Association of College Stores


Website: redshelf.com
Founded: 2011
Local Employees: 53
Funding: $6M
Location: Chicago
Type: Technology Company
Industries: Education, Technology

Company Reviews

"I've been working at RedShelf for nearly 3.5 years. In that time I have been exposed to opportunities, projects and conversations most young professionals can only dream for. RedShelf is a fast-paced, learn-on-the-go atmosphere. You have the opportunity to work alongside bright minds in a collaborative environment that caters to individuals' professional growth."

Gordon Elson
Sales & Customer Care Director
at RedShelf

"My colleagues at RedShelf are some of the smartest, most personable, and highly motivated individuals I've had the pleasure of collaborating with! The fun and vibrant team culture first drew me to the company and makes it both exciting and enjoyable to go to work each day. The last thing I'll say is each person on the team has the amazing opportunity to make real impact, both in the development of her or his individual role and on the company as a whole."

Briana Haguewood
Publisher Relations Manager
at RedShelf

"Working at a startup like RedShelf is as demanding as it is rewarding. We’re building products that end up in the hands of students and professors across the nation. Being a part of something that big in such an established industry is really exciting.”

Drew Bollinger
Front-end Software Engineer
at RedShelf

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