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Better World Books

I found this site through an ad on Facebook.

Better World Books is an online bookstore, with a heart of gold. I feel like I should just copy and paste their entire About Us page, but I’ll just paste a few choice paragraphs that really describe what this company is all about.

“We’re breaking new ground in online bookselling. We believe that education and access to books are basic human rights. That’s why books sold on BetterWorld.com help fund high-impact literacy projects in the United States and around the world.

All books are available with free shipping to any location within the United States (or $2.97 worldwide). And in case you’re concerned about your eco-footprint, every order is shipped carbon neutral with offsets from Carbonfund.org.

Here’s the best part: In addition to selling new titles, Better World Books supports book drives and collects used books and textbooks through a network of over 1,600 college campuses and partnerships with nearly 1,000 libraries nationwide. So far, the company has converted more than 11 million donated books into $4.5 million in funding for literacy and education. In the process, we’ve also diverted more than 6,000 tons of books from landfills.”
Free US Shipping, less than $3.00 for international shipping, and they can boast a pretty hearty collection of books. You can even check out their blog www.betterworldblog.com. Prices are fair, and they even provide links to Worldcat.org so that you search for titles to find at your nearest library.

Unfortunately, the one and only book I’ve been looking for and can never find anywhere (other than Amazon, of course) is Penguin Lost by Andrey Kurkov, is not available on this site, otherwise I would have snatched it up. But Death and The Penguin is there, which I highly recommend that everyone read. Russian black comedy…its just a big book of dreary fun!

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