There are a lot of books in my life.  Parenting books, book-club books, beach reads, and more.  Our library shelves are getting full, and I want to send the old books to a good home.  I discovered Better World Books, which is doing just that.  The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) just awarded them the 2009 WasteWise Gold Award for their efforts in reducing waste.  The company conducts book drives to gather and resell used book, and they take library discards as well.  Here are some impressive numbers from their company site, We have diverted more than 32 million books from landfills while raising $7.6 million in funding for literacy and education initiatives worldwide through the sale of those books.”

What can you do?  Buy your books from this site and help keep them out of landfills.  Better World Books has a wide variety of titles, and the best part is, ready…shipping is free!  You are doing something good for the planet, and your wallet.

So next month at your book club, share this post with friends and feel better about your purchases. This is now my go-to place for book shopping.

7 replies
  1. Sarah S. Dobbs says:

    This is a great idea! I am going to check out this site, I am in need of some good books for my summer traveling.

    A few years ago I would finish a book and then give it or mail it to a friend that I think would like it. I have only held onto a few of my favorite books it helped cut down on clutter on my then cramped apt.


    S.S. DOBBS

  2. ~*~Eneida~*~ says:

    Great idea. I find that there are so many little things we can do to help out the "green" cause, and they really won't affect our lifestyle one way or another…so we might as well do our part! Love it! Thanks for the tip. Stopped by from Lady Bloggers Society!

  3. Sarah says:

    This is awesome! I love that shipping is free. I always like to hit up the library sales, but since I've moved I can't find a local one.

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