I recently discovered a company called Awesome Books, a sustainable bookseller that is committed to making a positive impact with every book sold.
Did you know that more than 80% of a book’s carbon footprint is taken up in its original paper-production and printing processes? By reusing books and rehoming second-hand copies we can all help to reduce the environmental impact of book production.
AwesomeBooks is one of the UK’s biggest online and second-hand book retailers. Their pioneering circular business model is centred around reuse to ensure that no book is thrown away or wasted – used books are collected and either re-sold, donated or recycled and turned into something new. Since its launch in 2004, the retailer has saved 132 million books globally from landfill! By selling used books alongside new editions, they make reading more accessible and the circular model reduces the environmental impact of book production.
In addition to championing sustainability within the retail sector, AwesomeBooks is also passionate about promoting literacy. Their ‘buy one, give one’ initiative runs across the entire site and sees AwesomeBooks donate a book to someone in need for every one sold. This year they have pledged 250,000 books to the National Literacy Trust to support children across the UK.
Not only did they send me a copy of E Lockhart’s ‘We Were Liars’ but they also offered me a discount code for you all to grab yourselves some Christmas presents before 31st December 2021!
The book arrived in nice condition, it is used, obviously, but it’s definitely suitable with no dog eared pages or scribbles on it. So I would definitely say it’s a good place to get used books from, and with the pledges they’ve made it’s also doing some good in a bunch of ways too. I like a new book as much as the next person, but to me a used book is so much more than the book itself, it comes with it’s own story, it’s own journey and more character than the crisp white pages of a fresh print. I will of course be reviewing this book in the New Year too!
If this sounds like it’s for you, take a wander over to Awesome Books and see if there’s something you’d like to pick up! With 20% off anything you like, myself and Awesome Books wish you a Very Merry Christmas!
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