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Ethical Book Search

Helping you buy books from responsible book sellers around the world

What is Ethical Book Search?

You would prefer not to spend your money on a company that avoids paying taxes, or treats the people who work for them badly, or is damaging the environment.

We make this as easy as possible for you by recommending book sellers who are much more responsible than some of their less reputable competitors and enabling you to search them all with one click.

Which booksellers do we search?

In Australia we search Better World Books, Biblio, Blackwell's, Booktopia, ebooks, Readings and World of Books for the book you want.

This service is in 'beta' which means it is an early version of the service.

These booksellers are not perfect but they have much better records than many of their competitors. They:

Better World Books is a certified B-Corporation based in the US and sells both new and second hand books. It is a for-profit social enterprise and is committed to supporting literacy. Every time you purchase a book from Better World Books they donate a book to someone in need and they also give grants to non-profits and libraries for literacy projects.

a market place for local bookshops to sell world-wide.

Blackwell's is a UK based academic book seller with around 40 stores in addition to it's global online sales.

Booktopia is an online retailer of books based in Australia.

ebooks is an independent ebook retailer that sells worldwide

Readings is an independent retailer of books based in Melbourne.

World of Books is based in Sussex and sells second-hand books. They have a particular focus on sustainability and the circular economy.

We are looking for more booksellers to add to this search to make sure that you can find the books that you want. We welcome your suggestions for responsible booksellers who sell online that you would like us to add to the search.

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