A few weeks back, running low on night time reading material, I decided to buy some books online. I went to the usual source, amazon.com, but then thought, maybe I should google around and see what other bookstores exist.
I soon discovered a great online store – Better World Books. Here’s what they have to say about themselves:
Better World Books collects and sells books online to fund literacy initiatives worldwide. With more than two million new and used titles in stock, we’re a self-sustaining, triple-bottom-line company that creates social, economic and environmental value for all our stakeholders.
That sounds like something I could get behind. And looking at the website, they particularly push the idea of reuse as a first step to helping the environment. No problem – I ordered two books (the titles of which are for another blog article), second-hand.
The other great thing about the store is that they ship books “carbon neutral” by making you pay a little extra (very little extra) for carbon offsets. That is what everyone should be doing with online orders – no exception.
So I waited, and in no time the books arrived, nicely packed in a recycled cardboard box telling me to recycle. The books were in fantastic condition. But wait. There was more!
Inside the container was a bonus surprise. A chocolate bar. Not just any bar – a Fairtrade chocolate bar!
This was a little bonus for Valentine’s day apparently, with a little note inside wishing me a happy Valentine’s day.
As most people know, I love Chocolate. This book store was already a hit with me, and that was the icing on the cake.
And yes, the chocolate was very nice.
So, Better World Books. Highly recommended.