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London Book Fair 2019 - Press Release

Posted on Mar 7, 2019, 10:52 AM

The leading seller of used books in the UK, World of Books, has confirmed it is to exhibit at this year’s London Book Fair - a first in the company’s history. Used Wholesale Books is part of the World of Books Group, which was established by a group of dedicated book lovers with an ethos to do good. They are pioneers in the re-use and recycling of unwanted books, recycling around 70 million books each year, equivalent to 442,000 trees.


BIBF Exhibition

Posted on May 11, 2018, 9:27 AM

World of Books (Wholesale Division) will be exhibiting at the BIBF this August. The show runs from the 22nd – 26th Exhibitor Stand Nos/Hall East 1 World of Books E1.E04


World of Rare Books at the Sleep Show 2017

Posted on Nov 9, 2017, 11:05 AM

London Sleep Show 2017 | World of Rare Books Sleep, Europe's hotel design and development event will return this month on the 21st and 22nd November 2017 at the Business Design Centre in London. We are pleased to announce that our World of Rare Books team will be attending this year to showcase their rare and vintage books to guests over the two days.


Bridges backs World of Books for new chapter of high-impact growth story

Posted 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 2016

Posted 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 - 2016

Posted 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.


International Track 200 - 2015

Posted on Nov 29, 2016, 11:51 AM

After becoming the the UK and Europe’s largest seller of used books World of Books set their sights on becoming the largest provider of second hand books in the world. In 2015 they made it to no. 55 in the International Track 200.


Fast Track 100 - 2013

Posted 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- 2012

Posted 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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