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Impact and Sustainability

Learn the ways in which World of Books Group is working towards a sustainable future. Follow our journey as a certified B-Corp as we continue to be a business for good. Find out about the amazing charities we support and the work they do.

Impact and Sustainability

The Journey of a Book

journey of a book

At World of Books, we were founded on an ethos to do good, help charities, and protect the planet; it’s what we’re all about. Because of this, the journey of a book can be a wild one!

We get our books from a number of sources. Last year, we generated £3 million in value for our charity partners, who provide us with many of our books. We use book banks and our customers can even trade-in their used books using our Ziffit service. This is the circular economy in action.

Our books go on quite a journey, and it’s our job to ensure whatever journey they go on, their end destination makes a meaningful and sustainable impact.

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Impact and Sustainability

Spotlight on Turning Tides

spotlight on turning tides

What is Turning Tides?

Turning Tides is a community-led organisation which works to end homelessness in Worthing and the surrounding areas. Starting with four Christians who decided to visit the local homeless people to give them soup, sleeping bags and blankets. These acts of kindness grew into Worthing Churches Homeless Projects in 1992, providing buildings to house the homeless.

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