Bridges backs World of Books for new chapter of high-impact growth storyPosted on Jan 10, 2017, 10:52 AM
Bridges Sustainable Growth Fund III, which is managed by specialist sustainable and impact investor Bridges Ventures (“Bridges”), has invested £13m to buy a majority stake in World of Books, a market-leading ‘circular economy’ technology business for used books.
Come and meet us at the book fair!Posted on Jan 10, 2017, 9:49 AM
Which book fairs will you be attending this year? Used Wholesale Books in partnership with World of Books will be attending the following international book fairs and festivals. If you are in the area come and meet us, we'd love to discuss how we can help your business. We'll keep you as up to date as possible with all the events we will be attending this year, but dates are subject to change so for more information don't hesitate to get in contact.
National Recycling Awards 2016Posted on Nov 29, 2016, 11:56 AM
World of Books and its recycling partnership with Viridor fought off strong competition to be named ‘Retail/Service Sector Recycler of the Year’ at the National Recycling Awards on 6 July. Kyran Bracken, England rugby legend and Strictly Come Dancing winner hosted this year’s awards.
International Track 200 - 2016Posted on Nov 29, 2016, 11:55 AM
The following year World of Books was acknowledge again as a leading business with international reach. World of Books now sell their goods on over 30 marketplaces worldwide, making bestselling Fiction, NonFiction and children’s literature available all over the globe.
Fast Track 100 - 2013Posted on Nov 29, 2016, 11:50 AM
The following year, we did it again! In 2013 World of Books Ltd achieve the rank of 94 in the 2013 Sunday Times Fast Track 100 awards. Ranked at 94 We were able to contend with some giants in the retail and resell sector. Growing on the continued success of last year, the business will continue to grow; enhancing their green initiative to help create cleaner living by reusing and recycling and of course supporting good causes across the nation.
Fast Track 100- 2012Posted on Nov 29, 2016, 11:48 AM
In 2012 World of Books was announced as 22nd fastest growing reseller in the Sunday Time Fast Track 100 Business awards. The Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 league table ranks Britain’s 100 private companies with the fastest-growing sales over their latest three years. A typical Fast Track 100 company is owned and run by entrepreneurs, has between 50 and 300 staff and has average 3 year sales growth ranging between 50% and 400% pa.
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"My great partner since 2012. WOB provides me quality used books that I can develop my business starting from a scratch to success at the end of this year. Very helpful co-working staff on our international shipments. Without WOB, our mission to help spread the reading skills seems would not be possible. Thank you for being our wonderful business partnership."
Just a quick note to let you know that the books finally arrived at the school yesterday afternoon. Thank you again for all of your time and assistance throughout the process and having seen most of the books contained within the pallet dispatched, thank you for not only the content, condition and amount of books you provided but also for providing so many book categories which the school requested. You will be pleased to know that the pallet of books is the talk of the town over here in Gibraltar at the moment, with the staff and the school highly recommending World of Books to all other schools. I also have a meeting with the Minister of Education regarding a World Book Day Initiative and will take that opportunity to recommend the company to him personally. Thank you again for everything.... I am sure I will be in touch again soon
"I was very happy with the shipment of books and I intend to order again in the New Year"
For the past 18 months (Project Phase I) we have sent about 11,000 books to 916 schools in all 77 provinces of Thailand. You can see how happy the children are and we thank you for selling us good books.
A really good selection, so glad I found this company. They provided a wonderful variety of Vintage Books which were just perfect for our Bookshop set