Better World Books is a great place to find used books and cheap textbooks, and the books are available with free shipping within the United States. Plus, every purchase benefits high impact literacy programs in the US and around the globe.
Better World Books was founded by three students from the University of Notre Dame, who knew first-hand that college textbooks are a huge financial burden on students. They created a unique business that aimed to deliver quality used books at fair prices and also help people around the world at the same time.
Better World Books is a for-profit social enterprise that collects and sells books online to fund literacy initiatives worldwide. With millions of 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 creation in 2003, the Mishawaka, Indiana-based company has raised more than $15 million for its non-profit literacy and library partners; re-used or recycled more than 73 tons of books, saving landfills; achieved 15,000 tons of carbon offsets through carbon-neutral shipping, and created more than 200 full-time jobs with meaningful benefits.