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Better World Books …..for a better environment!

logo_bigThe Royal Agricultural College Library is pleased to announce that it is now working with Better World Books http://www.betterworldbooks.co.uk/ in order to dispose of its unwanted book stock in a more ethical way.  Over a number of years the Library has set aside a considerable number of books that are no longer needed, and until now it has been difficult to decide on the best way of ‘disposing’ of them.  However, Better World Books now offer the ideal solution.  Here are the main benefits:
• Better World Books collect the unwanted books from us free of charge.
• They then sell the books online on our behalf.
• The Royal Agricultural College Library earns a percentage from any subsequent sales (which we then use to purchase new book stock).
• An additional 5% goes towards our chosen literacy charity www.literacytrust.org.uk/
• No books are ever sent to landfill, not even unsold ones.  These are either donated to partner charities or recycled.
A win-win situation!
 
Better World Books is a self-sustaining, social enterprise that finds new homes for unwanted books in support of literacy initiatives both at home and abroad.  It was founded in the USA in 2003, and since then has gone from strength to strength.  It now works with libraries and student groups across North America and raises many thousands of dollars every year for charities that help people gain literacy skills.  They have kept over 8,170 tons of books from ending up in landfill sites. Better World Books UK launched in 2008.

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This entry was posted on August 27, 2009 by in News.

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