London Book Fair 2019 - Press ReleasePosted 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.
World of Rare Books at the Sleep Show 2017Posted 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 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."
I got the books. I'm very happy with the quality and condition of it. Thank you so much
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.
Your books are very good, they are in fab condition!
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
Thank you so much for all your help and I am very happy with my purchase. 24/01/18
I’ve just received all the books, thank you for your help with organising this. 13/02/2018
I am extremely happy with the selection and quantity of books. Thank you for your wonderful service. 15/02/2018
Thanks very much, I received them yesterday and they all look great. I really appreciate it, it is an excellent selection. 20/02/2018
Thank you so much for your professional approach and really going that extra yard to have the books delivered so promptly. The books are in exceptional condition, great selection. We are massive book lovers and when we started unpacking the boxes, it was like a child at Christmas. We will most definitely be ordering from you guys again. “From start to finish very satisfied customers”. 05/03/2018
Thank you again, the books are great. 06/03/2018
I am well received my order already and I dispatched all over Thailand, thank you for your great service from World of books, I do appreciate that. 08/03/17
We received the pallet yesterday, thank you very much, its been a very straightforward process and thank you for all your assistance. 23.03.2018
We received the books on site and they look great. 23.03.2018
Thank you very much for all your help in purchasing the books. We really appreciate it. You’ve been fantastic throughout and we are so grateful. 05.04.2018