Fighting for literacy
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Funds raised for literacy & libraries
Books reused or recycled
Doing good is at the heart of Better World Books, but our customers make it all possible. Here are some of the ways our customers enable Better World Books to make a difference one book at a time.
Our Annual Literacy Grants fund literacy and educational nonprofits and libraries for specific projects — the front lines of the fight to reduce global poverty through education. Libraries and educational nonprofit literacy groups can apply for funds to support their efforts to further literacy in their communities. We carefully review each application ahead of awarding grants to projects that will have the greatest impact. Grants from Better World Books are made possible by your purchases. Read the inspirational stories of all the Literacy Grants recipients around the world here.
It’s simple: Every time you purchase a book from BetterWorldBooks.com, we donate a book to someone in need. The books we donate go through hundreds of non-profit organizations – you can see them on our Impact Map. In particular, Books for Africa and Feed the Children partner with us to take large numbers of donated books and get them to people who need them. Books donated as of June 2018: 26 million. You can learn more at the Book for Book page.
Every time you purchase a book from BetterWorldBooks.com, we donate a book to someone in need.
Better World Books brings new life to used books ensuring each book continues to make an impact. As part of our commitment to environmental sustainability, we never, ever throw away a book. Any book we cannot find a proper home for is recycled.
Every order at BetterWorldBooks.com has the option to be shipped carbon balanced for just a few cents extra. So far, we have reached 87,000 tons of carbon offsets on BetterWorldBooks.com shipping.
Our long-term relationship with our global non-profit literacy partners allows you to support literacy with every purchase. Groups like Room to Read, the National Center for Families Learning, Books for Africa and National Literacy Trust in the UK receive funding from every book we sell. Each of our nonprofit partners are passionate about platforms for economic, social and political freedom through literacy.
We believe in the power of knowledge.
So our goal is to help those who supply it and share it with those who crave it.
Which is why every action we take, and every book purchase you make helps fund it.
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