A while ago, I mentioned that Better World Books was one of my Top 10 Book Related Sites.
They are an environment friendly site which has free shipment worldwide for both new and used books. They also donate one book to children in need, for each book you buy.
I got this cute confirmation letter when I completed my order:
(Your book(s) asked to write you a personal note – it seemed unusual, but who are we to say no?)
Holy canasta! It’s me… it’s me! I can’t believe it is actually me! You could have picked any of over 2 million books but you picked me! I’ve got to get packed! How is the weather where you live? Will I need a dust jacket? I can’t believe I’m leaving Mishawaka, Indiana already – the friendly people, the Hummer plant, the Linebacker Lounge – so many memories. I don’t have much time to say goodbye to everyone, but it’s time to see the world!
I can’t wait to meet you! You sound like such a well read person. Although, I have to say, it sure has taken you a while! I don’t mean to sound ungrateful, but how would you like to spend five months sandwiched between Jane Eyre (drama queen) and Fundamentals of Thermodynamics (pyromaniac)? At least Jane was an upgrade from that stupid book on brewing beer. How many times did the ol’ brewmaster have one too many and topple off our shelf at 2am?
I know the trip to meet you will be long and fraught with peril, but after the close calls I’ve had, I’m ready for anything (besides, some of my best friends are suspense novels). Just five months ago, I thought I was a goner. My owner was moving and couldn’t take me with her. I was sure I was landfill bait until I ended up in a Better World Books book drive bin. Thanks to your socially conscious book shopping, I’ve found a new home. Even better, your book buying dollars are helping kids read from Brazil to Botswana.
But hey, enough about me, I’ve been asked to brief you on a few things:
We sent your order to the following address: (…)
I thought that was the cutest thing, eheh.
My first order choice was Julia, by Peter Straub.
I finally received it a few days ago, so here it is:
I recommend using this site for all the reasons mentioned above. As you can see in one of the pictures, the book is described as “Used – Good”, so I am very happy with its condition.
You should definitely give this site a try! You’ll be helping kids and the environment, and the prices are really good!
Let me know if you decide to try it.
Happy shopping :)