Better World Books Celebrates World Book Day with Grand Opening
Better World Books will give away 25,000 books during Reno distribution center grand opening.
RENO, NV (April 7, 2016) – Better World Books will be celebrating World Book Day on Saturday, April 23, by giving away 25,000 books and hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony at the company’s new distribution center in Reno, Nevada. The event highlights the literacy challenges the local region faces and ways Better World Books and others are helping.
The invitation-only ribbon cutting ceremony will take place from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Representatives from local organizations such as EDAWN, the Education Alliance of Washoe County, the Washoe County Library System and the Kiwanis Club of Reno will join speakers from Better World Books to discuss literacy and education in the Reno area.
From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Better World Books will welcome the community to come see the new distribution center and join in World Book Day celebrations. Each family will be able to take home a free bag of books to boost their home library. Books will be available for adults and children of all ages. A selection of foreign language books will also be available. Community members will be able to select their own books and meet some of the Better World Books team.
“Not everyone has access to a book the way we do, which is why Better World Books cares. We believe in the power of knowledge. Our business is founded on helping fund literacy, libraries and education and donating a book for everyone purchased on BetterWorldBooks.com. This event is a great way for us to show the local community our commitment to supporting the area through program funding and donations,” says Diane Maier, Director of Global Marketing and Chair of Better World Books’ Literacy Council.
Better World Books announced the opening of the Reno distribution center in December 2015. This 140K square foot center allows Better World Books to increase its’ capacity to scale the company’s triple-bottom line, process more books and media and service clients and customers with enhanced speed. The Mishawaka, IN, location remains the company’s worldwide corporate headquarters.
For more information about how Better World Books cares for the community and literacy around the world visit, http://www.betterworldbooks.com/cares
About Better World Books
Better World Books (http://www.BetterWorldBooks.com) is a for-profit social enterprise and a global e-retailer providing products and information to socially conscious consumers. Better World Books collects and sells new and used books online matching each purchase with a donation, book for book, and with each sale generating funds for literacy initiatives in the U.S. and around the world. Since its founding in 2003, the Mishawaka, Indiana-based company has raised more than $22 million for libraries and literacy, donated 18 million books; reused or recycled over 200 million books and achieved 44,000 tons of carbon offsets through carbon balanced shipping.