Better World Books Surpasses 75 Million Books Sold

Online Bookseller Eclipses Major Milestone, Surpassing 75M Books Sold Since 2003

–Better World Books surpasses 75 million books sold with sale of four books to raving fan and loyal enthusiast in Atlanta, Georgia U.S.A.


Mishawaka, Indiana U.S.A. (8 February 2018)—Online bookseller Better World Books started out in 2003 with a lofty concept—“to someday change the world, while making a modest living.”  The Founders eventually found a way to turn their concept in to reality by collecting unwanted college textbooks and converting those books in to funding for a local community learning center.  At the time, many naysayers dismissed the concept as “unworkable”, “too challenging”, “idealistic”, “naïve”, and even “too good to be true”.

Today, Better World Books continues to embrace the Founders’ original vision “to someday change the world” and is pleased to announce the sale of its 75th millionth book, eclipsing a major e-commerce milestone that was once deemed insurmountable.

The Company aims to mark the milestone by recognizing the tremendous accomplishment via a company wide celebration with over 500 associates by marking the 8th of February as “75M Day”.  In addition, the Company is reaching out to its raving fans and customers around the globe with a special message in appreciation of their loyalty to  Furthermore, in honor of the achievement, Better World Books plans to recognize and reward the customer in Atlanta that placed the order that contained the 75th millionth book sold, and plans to recognize and reward the clients that supplied the books for reuse.

Better World Books is constantly breaking down barriers in its quest to maximize the life cycle of every book that enters its supply chain. Dustin Holland, Vice President of Global Sales & Marketing, commented, “Our customers recognize that by buying from, they are giving a stranger the opportunity to own a book—a luxury that many accomplished readers take for granted.  The entire Better World Books family—worldwide— is grateful for the opportunity to have sold our 75th millionth book, and for the opportunity to extend another book to somebody in need.  We thank our entire team for their dedication to serving our customers and clients around the globe and for the difference they make in the lives of strangers they will most likely never meet.”

It was once a lofty concept.  Books change lives, and 75 million books sold later, Better World Books is truly changing the world—one book at a time.

Order Details of 75th Millionth Book Sold

The Company is proud to share the following order details (title / author; original book source and location):

About Better World Books

Better World Books ( is a for-profit social enterprise and a global e-retailer that collects and sells new and used books online matching each purchase with a book donation, Book-for-Book™.  Each sale generates funds for literacy and education initiatives in the UK, US, and around the world.  Since its launch in 2003, Better World Books has raised more than $26 million for libraries and literacy, donated over 25 million books, and reused or recycled over 293 million books.  To learn more how Better World Books Cares, visit



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