June 25, 2010

Book Smarts

This could be the best charity you've never heard of. If you’re an old-fashioned “I like to feel the weight of a book in my hand” type of person, you have to check out BetterWorldBooks.com. This online bookstore with more than 6 million titles in stock collects and sells books to fund literacy projects in the United States and around the world.

Since setting up shop in 2003, they’ve raised more than $8 million for various literacy and education groups including Room to Read, Books for Africa, Worldfund, Invisible Children, and the National Center for Family Literacy. They've also saved almost 34 million books from going to landfills, supporting book drives and collecting used books from a network of over 1,800 college campuses and through partnerships with over 2,000 libraries across the country.

As if that weren’t enough, shipping is free to any location in the United States (and is just $3.97 worldwide). And if you’re worried about your eco-footprint, rest assured that every order is shipped carbon neutral with offsets from
Carbonfund.org.

Why would you buy your books anywhere else? Click
here to create a better world, one book at a time.

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