A self-sustaining, for-profit social enterprise that collects and sells books online to fund literacy initiatives locally, nationally and around the world. As of April 2008, Better World Books partner with over 900 libraries and 1,679 college campuses across the U.S. and Canada, collecting unwanted textbooks and library discards in support of non-profit literacy programs. Books are either sold to raise money for non-profit literacy programs, sent to one of non-profit partners of Better World Books for use in their programs, or recycled if unsuitable for sale or partner use. Better World Books sells collected books through their own online e-commerce site, BetterWorld.
Mishawaka, US
Size (employees)
176 (est)+2%
Better World Books was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Mishawaka, US
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Key People/Management at Better World Books

Xavier Helgesen

Xavier Helgesen

Co-Founder, Chief Information and Business Development Officer

Better World Books Office Locations

Better World Books has an office in Mishawaka
Mishawaka, US (HQ)
55740 Currant Rd
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Better World Books Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date


Total Funding

$4.5 m

Latest funding size

$4.50 m

Time since last funding

6 years ago


Better World Books's latest funding round in January 2012 was reported to be $4.5 m. In total, Better World Books has raised $4.5 m
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