I’m a voracious reader. Obviously my reading habits have slowed down since I have kids, but even with a full house, I still have a book in hands almost all the time. I’ve gotten my books from all kinds sources – Amazon, trips to my local Barnes & Noble, using an online service and of course the local library.
So I was really excited to hear about Better World Books. Honestly, I can’t see a reason not to buy books from this service – what a win/win this is. Better World Books ships used and new books at discounted prices. They have free shipping in the US, $3.97 shipping for international packages. Their packages are environmentally friendly as they use carbon offsets from CarbonFund.org to ship.
The books are up to 80% off list price.
But here’s the best part of this whole thing: sales from their site go onto fund literacy programs all around the world. They have a good collection of both new and used books (why not buy used?!). I did a quick search on some books for me and they have plenty available. What’s neat too is that you can see what charity a your purchase will help right in your shopping cart. For example, I put “Goodnight Moon” in my shopping cart – that sale supports Invisible Children. I also put the Twilight Saga in my cart and that sale supports betterworld.com National Literacy Partners.
From the Better World website, “Our five primary literacy partners are Books for Africa, Room to Read, Worldfund, the National Center for Family Literacy, and Invisible Children. Good company, no doubt.”
You can also sell or donate back your books once you’re done – and they pay for shipping back.


  1. Thanks for this post about Better World Books! The National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL) is so proud to partner with them. Glad you ran across their site and passed it along to your readers.
    Feel free to visit our site (www.famlit.org) to learn more about our partnership as well as find free tips for families to give literacy a boost at home. Cheers to Better World Books!

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