After a book has finished its task of entertaining or informing a reader, it will find space to occupy on a shelf, the floor, a friend's hands, a landfill, or a buyer. It may travel around a bit, but will eventually come to rest in a place where it will never again be taken in by a person's eyes. Better World Books (BWB) developed to provide a new space for finished texts to find new readers, in the hands of people who need them.
College students need books each semester. With all the fees necessary to be a student, reducing costs becomes imperative. By setting up donation bins on college campuses, BWB hit the population that goes through many books that they never want to open again and provides them to other students who need those used books at a cheap price.
With the income earned selling the donated books, BWB has been able to use the proceeds to fund education programs. Since starting 9 years ago, BWB has funded $10 million in education programs both domestically and abroad. Additionally, because of such a large stock of books, BWB has donated 5 million books worldwide. With updated textbooks hard to come by in parts of the world, BWB has been able to bring university students the latest editions of science and technical books.[view whole blog post ]