15 July 2008

Cool Websites: Better World

If you love books and you're a make-the-world-a-better-place kind of person, then Better World is for you. It's a fantastic concept - new and used (donated) books are sold online, with the profits going towards improving literacy around the world. All books are available with free shipping to any location within the United States (or $2.97 worldwide). Their four major partners are Our four primary literacy partners are Books for Africa, Room to Read, Worldfund, and the National Center for Family Literacy. So far, the company has converted more than 11 million donated books into $4.5 million in funding for literacy and education. In the process, they’ve also diverted more than 6,000 tons of books from landfills. You can find out more about their program on their Website and on their blog and you can become their fan on Facebook here. Move over Amazon!

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