Better World Books launches UK site

<p>US online bookseller and literacy fundraiser Better World Books has launched a UK e-commerce site.<br /><br />The retailer collects and sells books to generate funds for literacy causes, with the UK site (www.betterworldbooks.com) offering over a million new and used titles, as well as free delivery. A portion of revenues goes to the supplier, as well as to one of its affiliated non-profit literacy partners.<br /><br />David Murphy, c.e.o., said: &quot;Better World Books has experienced tremendous growth since it first launched in the US. Over the years we&#39;ve gained a loyal international following thanks to low-cost shipping and a mission that impacts literacy rates worldwide. We&#39;ve seen particular interest in the UK since establishing operations in 2008, and now we&#39;re investing in a website customised for our UK partners and customers.&quot;<br /><br />Better World Books collects its used titles from partner libraries and campuses, as well as independently-organised book drives.<br /><br />Its UK operation was set up in October 2008, and is based at its Dunfermline distribution centre. Its non-profit partners in the UK include the National Literacy Trust, READ International, Room to Read, and the National Adult Literacy Agency. Since its opening, the company&#39;s UK arm has raised over &pound;100,000 for local libraries and global literacy, re-using or recycling over 650,000 books.</p>