Do you like to read? Of course you do, you're reading right now.
Literacy helped you get into college. It's why you're here. And it's also why we're here—with $20 million mark raised for libraries and literacy partners just around the corner, we hope to open doors for people around the world. (But don't take our word for it)
"Running with Better World Books is a no-brainer; you can raise money and help enlighten the masses in your own small way."-- James Hooper, Santa Clara University
We match every purchase on our website with a book donation to someone in need – Book for Book. Thus far, we've donated over 13 million books to partner programs around the world.
You can decide which literacy partner you want your collected textbooks to support.
Better World Books is one of the largest socially-responsible booksellers in the world. At the heart of the company is a passion for literacy and education. As a Founding B Corporation, Better World Books upholds its commitment to serve its social mission as well as the environment. Supporting literacy and education with every book sold has been an initiative of the company since it was founded. Grants support the needs of libraries and non-profits serving literacy and education in their communities. And with every book we sell, we donate one, Book for Book™.
See the Impact
Poster promoting your Textbook Drive.
A quick info handout on the Better World Books Literacy Fund.
The National Center for Families Learning's (NCFL's) mission is to create a literate nation using the power of the family. NCFL fuels life improvement for the nation's most disadvantaged children and parents. More than 1 million families throughout the country have made positive educational and economic gains as a result of NCFL's work, which includes training more than 150,000 teachers and thousands of volunteers.
Posters promoting your Textbook Drive featuring NCFL.
A quick info handout on NCFL.
Room to Read has developed a natural approach to help children in the developing world gain the lifelong gift of education. Room to Read helps build schools, establish bilingual libraries, publish local language books, create computer labs, and even funds long-term scholarships. Since 2000, Room to Read has impacted the lives of over 1.7 million children.
Posters promoting your Textbook Drive featuring Room to Read.
A quick info handout on Room to Read.
Books for Africa (BFA) has a simple mission: end the book famine in Africa. BFA collects, sorts, ships, and distributes books to children in Africa. Since 1988, BFA has shipped more than 24 million books. They are on once-empty library shelves, in classrooms in rural schools, and in the hands of children who have never held a book before.
Posters promoting your Textbook Drive featuring Books for Africa.
A quick info handout on Books for Africa.
Worldfund supports high-quality and results-driven education in Latin America—a gateway to transforming lives and reducing poverty. Through their investment in schools, gifted student programs, and teacher training, they have directly impacted 32,000 impoverished students in the following countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, and Venezuela.
Posters promoting your Textbook Drive featuring Worldfund.
A quick info handout on Worldfund.
The textbooks that you collect support these causes. When you receive a check for accepted textbooks, know that your literacy partner will be paid a percentage of net sales for each one sold.
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