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Impact and Sustainability

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Impact and Sustainability, WoB News

Rehoming Revolution | Gemma Cairney & Radzi Chinyanganya

rehoming revolution gemma cairney radzi chinyanganya

The best reads are rescued

We’ve just launched our latest campaign! With the help of some famous faces, we’re sharing the joys of rehoming. But not all is quite as it seems…

We’ve teamed up with Radio 6’s Gemma Cairney and TV presenter Radzi Chinyanganya to spread the word about the Rehoming Revolution. You’d be forgiven for thinking they’re describing a new pet they’ve brought into their lives. In fact, we’re talking books!

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Impact and Sustainability, Kids' Corner

Sustainable Costumes for World Book Day 2021

sustainable costumes for world book day 2021

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!

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General Chatter, Impact and Sustainability

2020: A Year in Review

2020 world of books year in review

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.

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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 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.

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