We believe that literacy gives people water to drink, imparts knowledge to eliminate disease, and develops self-esteem that enables people to make their mark on the world.
Better World Books (www.BetterWorldBooks.com) is a for-profit social enterprise that collects and sells books online to fund literacy initiatives worldwide. With more than two million new and used titles in stock, Better World Books is a self-sustaining company that balances the social, economic and environmental values of its stakeholders. Since its founding in 2003, the Mishawaka, Indiana-based company has raised over $6 million for its non-profit literacy and library partners; diverted more than 24 million pounds of books from landfills; achieved 6,000 tons of carbon offsets through carbon-neutral shipping, and created more than 200 full-time jobs with meaningful benefits.
Better World Books diverts books from landfills by conducting book drives on 1,800 college campuses, and by collecting discards from over 1,500 libraries nationwide. It then sells those used books and contributes a portion of the revenue on each sale to its non-profit literacy and library partners. Books that cannot be sold are frequently donated to Native American and African schools by the truckload.
Better World Books has a 250,000 square foot warehouse in Mishawaka, Indiana located at 55740 Currant Rd., Mishawaka, IN. Orders placed on www.BetterWorldBooks.com have delivery options of postal delivery or of being picked up at the warehouse. The company also has a retail store located in downtown Goshen, IN.