Posted by admin on 10.21.2008 at 9:41 am
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Posted by admin on 08.25.2008 at 9:44 pm
Check out this latest bit of press about Better World Books’ own, Jaime Knabet. Mind you that if you can’t read Spanish then you may need to find a bilingual friend (Jaime is from Chile and this article is from the “New York Times” level paper in Santiago). That being said, it’s great to get some cool press abroad and it’s also great to see Jaime get some press as the man is flat out talented. If you’ve ever seen us live at the Green Festivals you’ve seen his tables built of books and various architectural pursuits, and if you’ve bought a book from us you’re indebted to his commitment to crazy new ideas and progress, so now enjoy reading a bit about him.
Jaime is 33, moving back to Chile (we’re all wiping away the tears, seriously), he’s an architect by trade but a warehouse manager by day and, sorry ladies, he’s happily married to his lovely wife Pia (who also works at Better World Books and is a total business rockstar) and has two kids, Victoria and Benjamin (who are obviously training to become book nerds at BWB as well).
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Posted by admin on 07.29.2008 at 12:53 pm
We’ve already done a “Show Us Some Love” segment, but Facebook just keeps coming up with more good ones.
Here are some highlights from the (latest) posts on our Facebook Fan Page: (currently with 1300 fans!!!)
Rose from Singapore: Bye Amazon
Ambassador Tom Amolo: I am an eclectic reader, this is home.
Reika from Australia: Great job! I found old books from my teenage years which I missed. Being so far away from the US, I couldn’t get my hands on all the books I want at such a cheap shipping rate. You’ve really solved my problem on that! Thanks!
James from (my beloved) Ireland: Great job guys I just picked up two books for cheaper from you than from a bookshop in Ireland! Keep it up!
Randy and Sharon: Amazing! Im a phenomenal book addict and just discovered the joys of shopping online! lol… Looks to me that BetterWorld Books will be my new fave site!!!
And Chris from Dupage captures it neatly: I’ve contributed to the past to non-profit organizations, but nowadays I just can’t afford it. I feel like I am indirectly actually doing something for the common good just buying books from BetterWorld. And free shipping!! Awesome!
Posted by admin on 05.30.2008 at 9:23 am
Check out some of the latest comments on the blog:
On A Prolific Trip of Epic Proportions 5
MGD says: “It is great to see those young children reading. They appear to enjoy doing that. Keep the good job guys.”
On Show Us Some Love, Finnish Edition
Sanntu says: “Hi! Nice site! I don’t know how you manage to have such low international shipping prices AND do some charity as well but I’ll be sure to buy something… soon.
So, I’m Finnish and might be able to help you out. The whole article is maybe a tad longish to translate completely (at least now, it’s 3 a.m.) and doesn’t seem to be online anyway.
But here’s what the caption says, roughly:
“$Millions to promoting literacy: ‘Way back in school I used to dream about a company whose operations were inseparably connected with charity,’ says Xavier Hegelsen.
All in all it seems like a positive story and if there’s something more you’d like to know, do ask.”
On Chicago, Navy Pier, Game Time!
Kristin says: “I had never heard of you before and I am so happy I came across your book store at the Chicago Green Festival! Thanks for coming out to our town!”
On Show Us Some Love, May 12 Edition
Cathy says: “My first encounter with BetterWorld was with a book I bought on Amazon. No more Amazon for me now that I have found this great site.”
Well Cathy, I’m not going to complain.
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Posted by admin on 02.18.2008 at 11:12 am
Yup, more love for www.betterworld.com. By mistake I entered www.betterworld.com into my google search instead of the web address bar and tripped on this blog.
“Sharing this from an RFF (Readers for the Future) posting by David Glen Anderson, repeated below. Sounds like a website worth supporting. I like the idea of books supporting good causes, and I like to see second hand books move on to new lives. (The book Dave talks about below isn’t Righteous Anger)
‘Before I left to attend Life, the Universe and Everything, I ordered one of the Golden Duck candidates from BetterWorld.com (http://www.BetterWorld.com/) Fund literacy, care for the environment, and get a fair price on the books you want. 2 Million Used Books. Free shipping in the USA, $2.97 worldwide This book was not available new.
The book is in transit. I went to their website. For less than $30 I found about 8 books that I needed to fill in some holes. Some are exlibrary copies but when I cannot find certain books in my local bookstore exlibrary works. BetterWorld lists libraries et al that benefit by my purchase.
([Dave]‘s into all kinds of good books and good ways to make them mean as much as they can in the world.)”
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Posted by admin on 02.18.2008 at 8:51 am
Check out this blog entry that I heard about in the ether.
Apparently the writer bought some books from us at www.betterworld.com and has this to say about that:
I’ve been reading Christopher Buckley for the past month now.
1. No Way to Treat a First Lady
2. Thank You for Smoking
3. The White House Mess
4. Florence of Arabia
5. Wry Martinis
I’m on book #4 right now and I was so thrilled to find this:
It’s Christopher Buckley’s autograph~!
… now Johann and I have to change our names to Kerry and Susan. ^_^
My favorite is still No Way to Treat a First Lady. Florence of Arabia is really funny. ^_^
We also got a copy of Irving Stone’s Passions of the Mind — his take on Sigmund Freud.
We received a library copy and it still has the old library record. ^_^
I like that my books have a story. ^_^
So what have we learned? Used books have a story (that’s more than the one cleared by an editor) and sometimes a surprise. And did I mention they’re loads cheaper? Ah, well in case I didn’t…
Posted by admin on 08.13.2007 at 8:01 am
Check this testimonial about Better World, our website for book sales, all the way from the United Arab Emirates! :
This website is a paradise for bargain hunters on books. The people managing this site come across as being very ethical: they sell at ridiculously low prices, especially older editions of textbooks, they stun you with an incredible shipping cost of USD 2.95 per book for international orders and also fund literacy with your purchases. I have lost count of the number of books I’ve ordered from them. Orders unfailingly arrive in 2 weeks to United Arab Emirates and the books are in the same condition as stated in the website. If they said there was a CD, you will get a usable CD with the book! As testimony to my good experience with Better World, I ended up buying a lot more books than I otherwise would have. I will put my hand on my heart and say this is a site any booklover should checkout before hitting the ‘Place Your Order’ button at amazon.com or Barnes and Noble. You may never know what you are missing till you have visited Better World.
Posted by admin on 02.02.2007 at 4:52 pm
Jill from our customer service department sent this on and suggested we blog it. We never get sick of fan mail, so here’s Josephine from Missouri’s e-mail:
I have just got to tell you folks…..I have ordered many books in that last
4 years from Marketplace sources and Amazon since I began my theology
studies and you are BY FAR the most efficient and thorough and dependable. When you
are working on heavy duty research like they expect of us in graduate
theological education, you usually need your “source” like, oh, “yesterday” once
you figure out what the “all important source” is. And many of them are older
and hard to find. SO, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for being THE BEST service
I have found. I wish I had found you back in 2003 when I started my studies,
BUT I HAVE FOUND YOU NOW and I am incredibly grateful.
Do you have a website that I can access that will get me to you directly to
check and see if you have any text(s) I am particularly looking for in the
future to make sure I can deal with you?
Thanks again and PLEASE keep up the great work….we depend on you.
We sure do have our own website, Josephine – check out BetterWorld.com for free shipping on every order.
Posted by admin on 01.09.2007 at 12:00 pm
We’ve received several shout-outs from the blogosphere that I’d like to recognize.
The Worsted Witch, described as “the malformed love-child of my indecorous passions for knitting, sustainability, gothic horror, and illustration,” made the case for used book buying better than I ever have, imploring her readers to support literacy at BetterWorld.com.
Booksiter listed BetterWorld.com as one of the top websites to find a good deal on your textbooks. They cited our Rapleaf Reputation (over 1,600 positive feedbacks as I write!) which we are pretty proud of. We currently have the top ranking in the world on the Rapleaf Reputation system.
Tiffany on MySpace is teaching her friends how to “Improve the world and be a Cheapskate at the same time.” She can’t get over the free shipping. I don’t blame her a bit.
Finally, author and historian Melissa March blogged about us a few days ago on Grosvenor Square .
Thanks to everyone for sharing the word!
Posted by admin on 11.20.2006 at 2:02 am
Some praise for Better World Books showed up recently on John’s Corner of the World. Introduced to Better World Books by a used book purchase (as many are…), John dove in a lot deeper and wrote his thoughts down in blog posts on: Integrating One’s Mission and A Purpose/Mission-Driven Business
If only every used book shopper had the curiosity to dive in that deeply!
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