Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Better World Books

Over the course of the past year or so, I've purchased a number of books online--mostly used. I'm cheap that way. In so doing, I discovered Better World Books.

Better World has their own website, but also sells on all the major books sources--Amazon, Abebooks, Alibris...

I go out of my way to look for books distributed by Better World. Why? Two reasons:

1) GREAT service. I like a company that puts a personal touch on the process, one that keeps me informed, one that works fast to get my product to me. I've always gotten exactly what I expect in both quality and content.

2) I'm doing some good in the world while filling my shelves with the books I want. From their website:

"Better World Books is a for-profit social enterprise that collects used books and sells them online to raise money for literacy initiatives worldwide. We offer great bargains on used books - over 6 million used and new titles, with free shipping anywhere in the U.S. and just $3.97 worldwide. What’s more, you love cheap used books and so does the environment – when you buy used, you save books from landfill and conserve resources."

What more could you ask for?


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