EAUC and Better World Books Announce Partnership

6th June 2017

EAUC is excited to announce a new partnership with Better World Books, the award-winning, socially minded global bookseller, to drive sustainability and book reuse at university and college campuses across the UK and Ireland.

The EAUC and Better World Books will work together to locate book banks which will provide students, staff and the wider community with a convenient and easy way to donate books that they no longer want. Books that are collected will be processed at the Better World Books distribution centre in Dunfermline and listed for sale on www.betterworldbooks.co.uk and other online marketplaces.

A percentage of every book sold will support the EAUC’s mission. Any books that cannot be sold will be donated or recycled--no books ever become landfill. The book banks are supplied free of charge by Better World Books.

Iain Patton, EAUC CEO, said, “EAUC’s new partnership with Better World Books aims to help our members bridge the ‘learning gap’ and stop books being lost to landfill.

Better World Books launched its first book bank in England at the University of Central Lancashire last year. 

Lisa Banks, Director of Learning and Information Services at UCLan, said: “We are delighted to be the first university in England to have a Better World Books’ bank on our Preston City Campus. Having this facility here will help our Library team to recycle old stock in a quick and efficient manner but it will also allow students, staff and members of the public to recycle their own books at a convenient location.”

Better World Books successfully operates its book bank programme at various locations across the UK and Ireland, including Fife. In Fife alone, almost one million books have been collected since 2013.   

Martin Mullin, Head of Sales UK for Better World Books added, “This exciting partnership between the EAUC and Better World Books is a brilliant concept with sustainability at the very centre.  Together we will work to place book banks across Universities and Colleges and collect books that would otherwise be going to landfills.  The book banks are a very convenient way for everyone involved in campus life to participate.  We’re really pleased to be working with an organisation that shares our environmental goals and values.”

For more information read our Fact Sheet here.

Then, please contact: Matt Bourne at Better World Books: mbourne@betterworldbooks.co.uk or 07970 400189. Please ensure you quote “EAUC 2017.”
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