Better World Books
One of the most unique booksellers I have encountered, Better World Books is an online bookstore with a social mission. Founded in 2002 by two friends from the University of Notre Dame, this online store sells used books that are donated via drop boxes in a multitude of locations in several states. A for-profit enterprise, Better World Books successfully combines commerce with social goals. In addition to profit, this bookseller is equally committed to people and the planet. Over 100 million books have been reused or recycled keeping them out of landfills, over 9 million books have been donated, and over 14 million dollars have been raised for literacy and libraries.