What if I told you there was a company which not only donated over a million dollars to developing countries in need of improved literary rates, recycled unused books AND sold new and used books for extremely discounted rates?
Some of you may think I'm just trying to trick you, but in fact, a company like this does exist and it's called ThriftBooks.
Here's the scoop on ThriftBooks...
-New and gently used books for sale
-Book categories include, but are not limited to, Business, Children's, History, Young Adult, Romace, Sc-Fi, Mystery, Thriller, Crime, Poetry, Classics, Humor, Fiction, Rare & Collectible, and SO many more!
-Prices are, 2 for $7.00, 3 for $10.00, 4 for $12.00, and $3 for each additional
-Other prices may vary
-There is a teacher discount!
-FREE U.S. shipping on orders over $10, shipping materials is 100% recycled
And the site isn't just about saving customers money, it's about so much more!
According to the ThriftBooks site...
In developing countries, 15% of children ages 6 to 11 are not attending school, and 65% of the world's illiterate population is female (according to UNESCO). Access to books is the largest factor holding back literacy for children and adults alike. ThriftBooks has donated more than 1 million books internationally to combat illiteracy, placing treasured resources in the hands of the people that need them the most.
Many of us developed our love of reading through libraries. They play an essential role in our communities by encouraging literacy and providing free access to books. In 2007, we began partnering with libraries to provide them an easy way to raise funds. We’ve sold more than 1 million library books to our customers.
Reselling and Recycling
Truckloads of books come through our warehouse doors every day. Tens of thousands of these books are sold to customers worldwide or shipped in bulk internationally. Material we can’t use is sent to recycling plants, where each ton of 100% post-consumer copy paper (approximately 1.4 tons of books) saves 24 trees, 7,000 gallons of water, 4,100 kilowatts of electricity, and 60 pounds of air pollution. ThriftBooks recycles millions of pounds of books every year.