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.
We have a very exciting announcement! In a world-first, authors are now able to receive royalties on sales of used books thanks to AuthorSHARE – a groundbreaking new scheme designed to create a fairer deal for authors in the used book market.
In preparations for World Book Day on the 4th of March, we’ve been searching far and wide for costume inspiration! For a World Book Day that’s less-than-ordinary, with high street shops closed and perhaps slightly emptier pockets than usual, what better time to do-it-yourself?! Check our the fantastic sustainable costumes below.
Sustainable costumes for World Book Day can be made from all sorts around the house. You don’t need to be an expert sewing machinist or professional crafter. Gather the cardboard boxes from your latest deliveries, old felt from the kids’ activity sets, Cotton wool, toilet roll tubes, old sheets and poster paints, scissors, glue and eco-glitter… cut up and rework tired clothing into a brilliant new creation!
We don’t need to tell you what a rollercoaster of a year 2020 was; we’re all on the same ride! In the midst of all the uncertainty, one thing we’re certain of is how very fortunate we are at World of Books to be able to provide books to your homes.
In the last year, books have been a fantastic source of entertainment while we had to stay at home, courage and inspiration when we had to face the worst, education when we turned homes into schools, and the ultimate escape when we just needed a break from it all.
We’d like to look back on 2020 for all its good bits! So here’s a year in review of what we’ve been up to at World of Books.
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 source our collection from a number of places. Last year, we made payments of £1.4 million to 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 our circular economy in action.
From beginning to end, our books go on quite a journey. It’s our job to make sure that their next chapter makes a meaningful and sustainable impact.
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.