Established by a group of dedicated book lovers, over the past 10 years World of Books has seen inventory grow from 1,000 books to over 2 million in stock.
We appreciate the impact a good book can have and can relate to the excitement of a new page turner or the familiar joy of an old favourite. We all like the idea of saving a little extra cash too, so when we found out about how many good quality used books there are out there, we just had to let you know.
Using an advanced inventory system, World of Books matches good quality used books with those that are looking for them. From popular fiction to rare finds, we find new homes for over 9 million items every year for customers in 90 countries worldwide.
All of our books are checked for quality before they go on sale and we like to think that our prices mean that no book is beyond your budget.

Worthing, GB
Size (employees)
77 (est)+2%
World of Books was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Worthing, GB
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World of Books Office Locations

World of Books has an office in Worthing
Worthing, GB (HQ)
Woods Way
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World of Books Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date


World of Books Financials

World of Books's revenue was reported to be £37.86 m in FY, 2016

Revenue (FY, 2016)

37.9 m

Gross profit (FY, 2016)

7.9 m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

1.7 m

EBITDA (FY, 2016)

2.6 m

EBIT (FY, 2016)

2.2 m

Cash (4-Mar-2018)

3.2 m
GBPFY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


7.2 m15.3 m18.7 m23.6 m28.3 m32.4 m37.9 m

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

6.3 m13.3 m15.3 m19.7 m24.2 m26 m30 m

Gross profit

877.3 k2 m3.4 m3.9 m4.1 m6.5 m7.9 m
GBPFY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

13.4 k715.8 k1 m672.8 k481 k1.2 m1.7 m

Cash From Operating Activities

(147.4 k)1.2 m1 m(62.7 k)674.1 k2.7 m3.7 m

Dividends Paid

200 k250 k215 k1 m1 m

Cash From Financing Activities

351.5 k(180.5 k)(180.8 k)679.7 k(258.6 k)(268.3 k)(200.6 k)
GBPY, 2016


647.2 k

Financial Leverage

2.3 x
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