REFLECTING ON THE 2015 CILIP CONFERENCE
Written by Martin Mullin, Head of UK Acquisitions. CILIP is the Chartered […]
The literacy mission at Better World Books isn't something that's tacked on — it's always been part of our DNA. Starting August 15, 2011, we are making an additional commitment to a simple system: You buy, we donate - Book for BookTM.
Every time you buy a book at BetterWorldBooks.co.uk, we donate a book to someone in need.
That's it! No qualifications, no exceptions, no fine print. We want to make doing good as easy as possible for our outrageously passionate community. Fortunately for our hard-working shipping teams, that extra good karma doesn't take up any extra space.
The partners we donate to are Books for Africa, one of our longtime non-profit literacy partners, and Feed the Children, who have been champions in finding new homes for books.
Let's be clear, though. We're not patting ourselves on the back... this is your good deed. Books can only be donated because you support it through your purchases. So congratulations, and above all, THANK YOU.
That's not all. Your purchase also helps support many other initiatives. Learn how
Is this worldwide?
Yes. No matter where you are in the world, your purchase on www.betterworldbooks.co.uk and www.BetterWorldBooks.com counts towards the books we will donate!
Where do the books come from?
Our books come from a variety of sources such as public and academic libraries, community and college book drives and even individuals who send in their books. Often, we already have more copies of a book than we can sell. When that happens, we will take those books that are in good condition and donate them to partner organizations.
Where do the books go?
We will donate books to those in need through READ International.
READ International is an almost entirely student-volunteer-led organisation. They collect books throughout the UK, sort the books and send the most relevant, up-to-date, and high quality books to schools in Tanzania and Uganda.They deliver collaborative, student-led initiatives to improve access to education across the world and increase youth participation in the global community. Learn more.
In the US, we donate books to Feed the Children and Books for Africa.
Will Better World Books still support literacy through cash donations?
Absolutely! Our commitment to Book for Book is in addition to the funding we already raise for our non-profit literacy partners with every book sold.
Don't you already donate books?
Yes, we do. We have been donating books to our partner organizations for over 2 years behind the scenes. Now, we are making a commitment to do even better and to give you, our loyal friends and fans a chance to participate. We will now donate one book for every single book you purchase on www.BetterWorldBooks.co.uk or www.BetterWorldBooks.com.
Are there other ways I can help?
Thank you for asking! In addition to purchasing books you can donate your used books by sending them to us. It also makes a big difference when you tell your reader friends about us, because literacy could always use more friends.
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