World Book Day on Your Doorstep

Fife based bookseller hosts World Book Day event for local primary schools and families.

DUNFERMLINE, UK – (February 3, 2015) – Better World Books, a leading socially responsible online bookseller, will host an event on Thursday 5 March to celebrate World Book Day. Local primary schools have been invited to attend the event which will be a celebration of books and reading. The event will run from 9am to 6pm at the Better World Books premises in the Castle Industrial Estate, Dunfermline.

In the morning a free bus will collect local primary school groups. Up to 216 pupils and teachers will attend. The afternoon session will be open to the public and a free bus will be available to transport people to the event. The Better World Books “Book Bus” will collect and drop people off from Fife Cultural Trust venues in Dunfermline. World Book Day activities will include a warehouse tour to learn about the life-cycle of a book, face-painting, a quiz, and story-time. Children’s books will be given away free, and there will be a selection of adult fiction for sale.

“A main priority for us is to make a positive social impact and to give the books we receive a second life,” said Better World Books Operations Director Mairi McManus. “We are delighted to be able to give local children and families the opportunity to get involved and to help them celebrate the joy of reading and getting lost in a good book. This is our first World Book Day event which has been made possible due to a recent expansion in our facilities. We are looking forward to it being the first of many!”

Book Bus Stops in Dunfermline:

Townhill Library: 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, (5pm drop off only)
Carnegie Hall: 2.15pm, 3.15pm, 4.15pm, (5.15pm drop off only)
Abbeyview Library: 2.30pm, 3.30pm, 4.30pm, (5.30pm drop off only)
Duloch Library: 2.45pm, 3.45pm, 4.45pm, (5.45pm drop off only)

(Please note that timings are approximate and subject to availability. Passengers will be dropped off at the Better World Books warehouse after the Carnegie Hall and Duloch Library stops).


Better World Books ( 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 UK and around the world. Since its founding in 2003, the company has raised more than £12 million for libraries and literacy, donated more than 15 million books, re-used or recycled 153 million books, and achieved 44,000 tons of carbon offsets through carbon balanced shipping, with facilities in Atlanta, Mishawaka (US), and Dunfermline (UK).