Our community of book lovers is very important to us. Interacting with people from all over the world via our social media – in particular, Instagram – has enabled us to connect with our customers and followers in numerous ways. From fun polls about favourite characters to beautiful book stack challenges, we’ve got to know everyone a little bit better.
This year has been a difficult one for most of us. As a second-hand bookseller, we are so proud to see people turning to literature to find inspiration, seeking out favourite stories for comfort, and exploring new genres for escapism.
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.
Grief is the Thing with Feathers is the debut novella of Max Porter. Published in 2015, it lead Porter to win the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award. The magic of this short book lies in its form. Written in what could be described as prose poetry with intermittent verse, this book is easy to read and shockingly well paced considering the weight of the themes, namely loss, and all the pain and questions it carries.
Mindfulness is a word that we hear a lot nowadays, but many of us don’t really know what it means. Mindfulness is all about being in the present moment and acknowledging your internal and external experiences free from judgement. In order to explore the world of mindfulness and how it can impact our lives, we’ve turned to books! From mindful lifestyle guides to insights into personal experiences, we have chosen our top five mindfulness books.
Hi, I am Becky, I work in the marketing team here at World of Books and have not long returned from my maternity leave. I spent a lot of time reading to my newborn daughter to help her drift off to sleep. It has now become a part of our bedtime routine with a night-time story or three as we wind her down from her day. Personally, I loved books when I was growing up and I want her to appreciate and love them too.