Better World Books   


Better World Books collects and sells books online to fund literacy initiatives worldwide. With more than two million new and used titles in stock, we're a self-sustaining, triple-bottom-line company that creates social, economic and environmental value for all our stakeholders.

We were founded in 2002 by three friends from the University of Notre Dame who started selling textbooks online to earn some money, and ended up forming a pioneering social enterprise, a business with a mission to promote literacy.

We're not a traditional company with an add-on cause component. Social and environmental responsibility at the core of our business. You could say it's in our DNA.

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.


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Feb 2013 So, I was really pleased with BetterWorldBooks. I researched the company before buying 3 books with them and I wasn't too sure, but decided to give them a chance. My books arrived a little late, but that was due to a major snowstorm, which I didn't find a problem. i thought something was wrong with one of my books (faulty printing) and put this in the reviewform. I didn't expect them to get back to me, as I hadn't filed a complaint or anything, I had just filled out a reviewform. However, the next day I already had an email from them, apologizing and offering me a ten dollar voucher! Without even knowing if I was lying! That was so kind. In the end it turned out that the 'faulty printing' was artistic licence of the writer, so all my books were in perfect condition. I was so surprised and happy with their customerservice and quality, I will for sure buy from them again! Yaaay for betterworldbooks!
Dec 2012 They don't buy as much as some other sites, but they are quick to pay and are more lenient when it comes to condition. Definitely recommended.
Dec 2012 They never paid me for my books and will not respond to email inquiries.