Better World Books Wins BusinessWeek Award
Wednesday, 3 June 2009
Last January, BusinessWeek asked its readers to nominate the most promising social entrepreneurs in the country. After over 12,500 votes in April, the results are in and Better World Books leads the pack with 36% of the vote! Since its launch in 2002, the company has donated over 6 million to literacy programs and libraries around the world in addition to mandatory carbon offsetting for its book shipments. Better World Books sells about 10,000 books per day. Better World Books supports book drives and collects used books and textbooks through a network of over 1,600 college campuses and partnerships with nearly 1,000 libraries nationwide. So far, they have converted more than 11 million donated books into funding for literacy and education. In the process, they’ve also diverted more than 6,000 tons of books from landfills and donated nearly one million books to partner programs like Books for Africa, Room to Read, Worldfund, the National Center for Family Literacy, and Invisible Children. Additionally, Better World Books ships all it’s books CarbonFree® with Carbonfund.org. Uniquely, this CarbonFree Shipping program is mandatory, ensuring that the shipping footprint of every book is offset. Join Better World Books in their mission to create a better world, one book at a time, by supporting them at Better World Books.