September 12, 2008

Better World Books

I recently became aware of Better World Books which collects and sells books online to fund literacy initiatives worldwide. With more than two million new and used titles in stock, this is a self-sustaining, triple-bottom-line company that creates social, economic and environmental value. Founded in 2002 by three friends from the University of Notre Dame who started selling textbooks online to earn some money, and ended up forming a pioneering social enterprise — a business with a mission to promote literacy.

Learn more from a YouTube video or go to their web site.