Better World Books

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Villager
03/21/2013

Better World Books 5

I had been buying books from BWB through Amazon for several years. Now I buy from their website and really appreciate their no shipping charge policy and their flash sales. The condition of their books is always as stated. Also, who wouldn't appreciate a letter from a book you just bought.

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farbinger23
03/20/2013

Better World Books 5

They are so efficient! Their prices were much lower on used books than Amazon, they shipped and delivered my books free of shipping costs, when they were delivered they arrived promptly and without excess packing waste, and best of all they donate a percentage of proceeds to charity. THEY ARE THE BEST!...according to ME, a real customer!

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Marilyn2
03/20/2013

Better World Books 5

The best deal in getting used books---and free shipping, too. Helps the Literacy Council, another big plus.

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Joelene
03/20/2013

Better World Books 5

Better World Books is an incredible way to get lots of good books for a good price. And their mission to recycle books and help others is worth supporting. The website is easy to navigate and the selection of books is amazing.

Better World Books allows me to share the love of reading with others and support literacy too! As a homeschool mom, teacher and book lover, I can find lots of books to share or to read myself.

The best part is that I was able to purchase a number of books through BWB to donate to a inpatient adolescent psychiatric hospital. Now they have a lot of encouraging books to share with their patients and their staff! I am looking forward to doing it more!

Thank you BWB! The reasonable prices and great selection will bring me back! I have and will continue to pass on your website to others!

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LadyVM1
03/20/2013

Better World Books 5

This is the best site I have found for used books. They are always in good shape & they carry a wide variety. I would definitely recommend it to all my friends. They also offer new books at great prices. Why look anywhere else? Keep up the good work & I'll keep buying & reading!

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idearart
03/19/2013

Better World Books 5

I wholeheartedly recommend that you make BetterWorldBooks your first choice in shopping for your reading pleasure and text books. If you believe like I do, that improving literacy in the world will lead to better understanding and peace, then you will absolutely love the mission of this organization. They make an important positive contribution in a troubled world. When you buy from them, you are not only supporting their efforts, but you will also get books delivered to your doorstep for a very reasonable price. You can create a wish list of the books you want and buy them when they become available. You can also buy gift certificates to give to your friends and family. Everybody wins.

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Kmckibbin
03/19/2013

Better World Books 5

Good prices,excellent selection, like the idea that donations of books result from my orders.

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DAVEH31419
03/19/2013

Better World Books 5

Great site and great service!

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Bookishlookish
03/18/2013

Better World Books 5

There is a BWB drop box donation spot in Adrian, Michigan. It just showed up like a mushroom about a month, or so ago. So that's a good local advertiser around here. I like to shop with BWB to get used books. Their prices are reasonable, and their shipping is damage free. I found BWB while ordering a used book, about a year ago, and have been a satisfied customer since. After I receive a book from them in the mail, I sit down that day, and write a thank you card, including positive feedback. I believe it's important to say, "Thank you."

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sheridazz
03/18/2013

Better World Books 5

Betterworldbooks.com is the only place to shop for new or used books. The selection is almost never ending, the condition of the used books is always excellent, and you are helping others at the same time. Betterworldbooks.com is my first stop in book purchasing.
I love this site.

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soaresgr
03/16/2013

Better World Books 5

Better World Books offers great deals, no shipping fees, etc., and every purchase benefits financially struggling communities worldwide by helping them build libraries and/or put books in people's hands.

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13crowcepheid
03/15/2013

Better World Books 5

I found Better World Books by accident while surfing, looking for free e-book sites for a friend (Yes, I am co-dependent...). I don't know what made me visit the site, after all I'd been at it for hours looking at EVERYTHING and was getting pretty tired. But I kept doing my "just one more then I will go to bed..." but it was the "one more" that changed my book buying experience forever!!!

The site is not really classy, it is functional and gets the job done. I guess the reason fell in love with BWB's is the same reason we all fall in love...something just grabs us and won’t let go. It's a lot like people who have a certain “type” of person (or cat, dog, goldfish, food, boxers, briefs, etc.) they are attracted too, and unfortunately it is usually "looks" generated...

So you don't often find yourself choosing based on other tangibles rather than looks...unless you are the lucky & gifted few who see beyond the looks and see the true worth & richness residing there. That is how BWB's affected me, I was dumbfounded to find cheap books I could afford, tons of my favorite authors, and without any effort on my part participating in literacy programs ad-infinitum!!

I spend a lot of time on the site just checking out my wish list! I wish I worked for them. Their customer service very cool. Super helpful. They just seem so fun and dedicated! They are “purpose” driven and there is nothing wrong with making a profit and giving back at the same time! We should all adopt this philosophy!!

You don’t have to guess if I would recommend Better World Books, no one will hold your pets hostage if you don’t shop here, but you really will be missing out if you don’t buy your reading materials here, especially you bibliophiles! You know it is like having your own library!

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wlinzer
03/15/2013

Better World Books 5

They have a huge selection of used books at reasonable prices, with free shipping, and I like the mission. The service is quick and reliable as well.

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keverhart
03/14/2013

Better World Books 5

What's not to like about free shipping? Add to that the frequent sales and the great selection, prices and website, and I don't look anywhere else. I have a five year old and we love reading together; I want her to be familiar with the feel of a hardcover book. If there is an author or illustrator we want more of, I'll go to Better World Books' website and do a search. Never been disapointed. It's a great way to go. Happy reading!

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BBULLEY
03/13/2013

Better World Books 5

AWESOME!!!!!
i dont read much..... wait thats not true, i read alot,
esp orson scott card!!
i not only found the book i wanted faster then the book store could, it was $12 cheaper,
and the book store needed to order it. it would of taken 1-2weeks.
from better world book it got to my house in under a week.
i now know who i buy all my books from

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Dexter7
03/13/2013

Better World Books 5

Better World Books sold me a great book at an extremely low price. The book was delivered quickly also. I will be checking Better World Books before I check Amazon.com from now on. Better World Books will undoubtedly have a lower price.

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TudorQueen
03/13/2013

Better World Books 5

Better World Books offers an excellent selection of used books in just about every genre. The company is extremely eco-friendly, using recycled materials for [free!!] shipping, as well as committed to literacy throughout the world. Although it's upfront about being 'for profit', BWB contributes regularly to such causes.

I ordered nearly a dozen books last time, all different kinds, and they arrived quickly and in great shape. I am plowing through them very happily.

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sbuckmas
03/13/2013

Better World Books 5

In my opinion, Better World Books is one of the best book stores I have bought books from. The prices are unbeatable, and the selection is great! I buy them faster then I can read them. I have recomended BWB to everyone I speak with. The best part is, I feel that I'm making a difference in helping children read. What more can you ask for.

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ekeats
03/12/2013

Better World Books 5

What could be better than buying great books--at low prices while making the world a better place! I've bought a lot from this site, and it's always a joy.

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carrieg
03/12/2013

Better World Books 5

Better World Book is the perfect site for buying used book. It's the first place I go when looking for a book. It's easy to use, has great prices and supports a great cause--all with books! How much better can you get?

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lindawilcox
03/12/2013

Better World Books 5

If you like to read and want to support literacy programs throughout the world, Better World Books is for you. The website is easy to navigate and you can order inexpensive gently used books in the comfort of your living room. The shipping time is remarkably fast. I order all the books by an author I'm interested in and then take them to our local library book sale when I'm finished. Better World Books will buy books as well. I'm trying to convince my husband to box up his roomful of books but so far to no avail.

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Suzywoo
03/12/2013

Better World Books 5

I love the idea of Better World Books. Anything which helps introduce children to the joys of reading and gets much needed resources into schools is wonderful in my opinion.

I discovered the site by chance when I was searching for some books which I knew we're no longer in publication. Imagine my excitement to discover that I could not only buy my books but could help others in the process. When my books arrived ( in about 10 days from the USA to Australia) there was the added interest in seeing where they had originated. Obviously well loved, but in good condition they are treasured by me as I'm sure they were by their previous readers.

I Will continue to buy my books from Better World Books whenever possible. Oh! Did I mention that they were also extremely good value compared to other sites I searched when looking for this particular author.

Keep up the good work,support this good cause and happy reading!

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Better World Books 5

It took me ages to find the book I was looking for and then I happen to find it on Better World Books. I found their service great and the book arrived in good order and on time and the price was just right. I would recommend Better Word Books to anyone searching for a good book. Give-em a go!!

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emb1
03/09/2013

Better World Books 5

Large selection of titles, amazing prices, free shipping plus the company donates one book for literacy for every book you buy

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demingite
03/08/2013

Better World Books 5

My first stop for buying used books. Big selection and great prices.

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oldfarg1
03/08/2013

Better World Books 5

The book I ordered was just like new and arrived very quickly. As well the price was cheap.

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davidh517
03/07/2013

Better World Books 5

I have used BetterWorldBooks for several years now. The fact that shipping is not added is one great benefit, the fact that they have great books at great prices is another great benefit but one of the best is the knowledge that purchasing through BWB is helping to improve world literacy. Books have always come in a timely manner in the condition described. I recommend BWB to everyone. I hope one day they start selling other media like movies and music.

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Snowy8856
03/07/2013

Better World Books 5

Better World Books is the first place I check for all of my books. Whether it's fiction, travel or even children's books - I shop Better World Books first. I feel good knowing that my purchase is helping literacy across the world. I'm getting a fantastic price for a book that needs a home (instead of a garbage can) and I pay no shipping cost. It's great for sending gifts to my grandchildren who like to read. They love getting several books in the mail for no special occasion and it costs me very little for the books (and ships free).

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mcullen226
03/06/2013

Better World Books 5

they do everything they say they will do it is a wonderful way to buy books

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romyhv
03/05/2013

Better World Books 5

I highly recommend Better World Books. I discovered them by accident and I buy from them regularly as well as donate at a donation kiosk near my home. I particularly like the company as their profits go to fund world literacy. Their selection and prices are good and they ship in a reasonable amount of time.

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mrrich374
03/05/2013

Better World Books 5

Well now you've done it! I have added a dozen books to my already staggering collection of unread books. This is a great web site.

Almost every book on my "books to look for" list that I take to our Library Book Sales, but seldom find, are on your site.

I facilitate a book club. One of our members who works at a library book store commented that our group doesn't read "best sellers". Our choices are hard to find since we are very selective and eclectic in our choices. But, you have them! The price is right and the condition of the books has been very good so far.

The money is well spent in a win/win situation since one book purchased means another donated to a wonderful cause...literacy. I recommend you to everyone, book lover or not.

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sherrychicago
03/05/2013

Better World Books 5

Better World Books is an easy way to support worldwide literacy while reading wonderful books yourself. With an amazing selection of donated books to buy, BWB offers affordable prices, free shipping, and fast, friendly service. You can find classics to modern award-winners, hard-covers and paperbacks, all in good condition. I tell everyone who loves to read to buy from BWB, and they've been thrilled to know about it.

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seby
03/04/2013

Better World Books 5

I love that buying my book helps generate funds for literacy. The service and price were very good.

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nospamplease
03/03/2013

Better World Books 5

Fantastic service, great prices and a good cause. Best online bookstore there is.

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mmerope
03/03/2013

Better World Books 5

I like Better Wordl Books because you find also the used books and I prefer buying the used books because it is a real way to save the trees. It is ecological for our environment but also advantageous for our budget!
The free shipping in the worldwide is a good policy for the international purchasers. I live outside the USA and the delivery is a little slow, but I have always received my books. Honestly speaking, my experience with Better World Book is very positive. So, try it!

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hjf
03/02/2013

Better World Books 5

Better World Books is an amazing organization. There prices are way cheaper than most book retailers, the books themselves are always in good condition, and the shipping has been faster than amazon everytime I've used it (and free!). Customer service is great- they are both helpful and kind and you can tell you are communicating with a person, not a robot. The e-mail you get when your books are shipped is also super cute. Basically, everything about Better World Books is great from a customer's perspective, but it's great on a huminatarian level as well. Buy from them and you won't regret it.

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squaw47
03/02/2013

Better World Books 5

Very reasonable pricing on used items, benefits a good cause, got me out of a jam(b?) with local library (admittedly, should be first on list). Thanks!

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Bornncalif918
03/02/2013

Better World Books 5

Really is the best place ever to buy book...
Books for school is when (2005) I first started using them. They were a small group from the photo they would send at the end of each order, there was only about 10 of them, now... well I feel like a parent watching them grow. The GOOD they do for the reading and the unread would has me at a loss for words, what a great bookseller!
Thank you Betterworldbooks for making it a better world.
Cari-

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GraemeMuse
03/01/2013

Better World Books 5

Great selections that arrive in good condition and I love the quirky emails.

PLUS good cause run by people who actually care about what they do.

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jancarriesteve
03/01/2013

Better World Books 5

Greetings! I found the selection to be awesome, the service was fast and the books are very inexpensive. What's not to love?! / jan

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mclewis
02/28/2013

Better World Books 5

Have used Better World Books twice now... both time I have been extremely satisfied with both the reasonable cost and the speedy delivery of my order. The books I ordered were not the usual novel or textbook. They were both rather less popular reads due to the more specific info I was looking for.
The books have both been of good repair, and good condition.
I highly recommend this site for all your reading needs. Let's keep the written word in good circulation as we live in the fast paced world of technology.... let's not make reading a "lost art"!

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bookwoman
02/28/2013

Better World Books 5

The things I like most about Better World Books are the great selection, the reasonable prices - shipping is ALWAYS FREE -, and the excellent service. All of my purchases have arrived in a timely fashion in good condition. I love to visit the BARGAIN BIN and check the EMAIL specials. Finally, I feel good about doing my part to help the environment by purchasing used books in "like new" or "very good" condition. I've never been disappointed. I give Better World Books two-thumbs up.

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hpfan
02/28/2013

Better World Books 5

I've been buying books from Better World Books for two years. Books that I have purchased from their warehouse (they also partner with independent sellers) were usually under $4/book and NO SHIPPING charge and NO MINIMUM. Plus, I can add another nickle for carbon offsets.

And it these are not enough good reasons, the money they make goes toward world literacy. Not only that, but since many of their books are used and might go into landfills (perish the thought) this is a win-win-win organization.

Living in a large city there is one more major plus for me. With one click and my zip code, I can "Find it at Your Local Library". Sometimes I don't want to buy/own the book. This is really valuable information for me.

Wish I could give Better World more stars. What a wonderful concept they have developed.

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Cameron13
02/28/2013

Better World Books 5

I absolutely love Better World Books. They offer a great selection at great prices. The shipments are received quickly. I have purchased books from other sites before and find that the books purchased through Better World are in excellent condition. If it were possible to give them 20 stars I would. Thanks for your service Better World!!!

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BrendaPiper
02/27/2013

Better World Books 5

What a great resource. Better World Books has great prices, free shipping, super selection AND it promotes literacy, donates books, recycles books and has a carbon offset policy. Another cool thing is you can sell back your books to them, they send you a FREE shipping label and you can use the credit to buy more books from them. If more companies were like this, think of the difference it would make! This is my first place to stop when I need a book.

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pixidot
02/26/2013

Better World Books 5

My experience with Better World Books was top of the line. Books arrived ahead of time, which was a great surprise, as BWB had advised at the outset there was likely to be a delay due to hold ups in my region. Pricing was excellent and condition of books received top quality. Follow up was excellent, I got the feeling that BWB really cared that I got what I wanted and in the condition I wanted, for a great price.

I really appreciate the BWB ethos - I love knowing that buying a book through Better World Books will help literacy initiatives in a tiny way. Being a literacy tutor in a past life this is important to me. Also, I have loved books from the earliest age and will go out of my way to support getting more books into people's lives.

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dalcorn
02/26/2013

Better World Books 5

Good site, quick service. Got exactly what was described, condition as well. Good price

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TraceyCarlucci o
02/26/2013

Better World Books 5

Everything about this organization ROCKS!!! I have purchased a shelf worth of books already and I would highly recommend ordering from this organization to individuals, neighbors, friends, teachers, schools and school libraries! Every book I have received has come in EXCELLENT condition and the AMAZING prices have helped bring the FABULOUS hobby of reading to my family of 6! Also...all my orders no matter how large have come within days!!! Everything from start to finish - ordering to enjoying the books gets five stars and an A plus from us! Once you make that first order you will be hooked!!! I will continue to enhance my home library - donate purchased books to my local schools and stay a loyal customer FOREVER! Thank you "Better World Books"!!! You got everything about running and operating an EXCELLENT organization NAILED!!!
Much Praise,
Tracey Carluccio and Party of 6 in Lacey Township, New Jersey

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ThelmaV
02/26/2013

Better World Books 5

Great place to buy books, they give you options on paperback or hardback, like new or new, the choices are endless. Prices are very competitive, shipping is free. But the very best reason is when you buy a book they give a book!!! So when you buy a book it's like making a donation of a book!!

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Bill123
02/26/2013

Better World Books 5

If you like to read, this is where you should go.

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