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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.
ebooks is an independent ebook retailer that sells worldwide
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AbeBooks is a subsiduary of Amazon. Amazon and its subsiduaries AbeBooks, Audible and Book Depository scored zero, the lowest possible score, in Ethical Consumer's Product Guide which surveys the social and environmental records of companies.
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You could also try these book sellers who all accept online orders and deliver nationwide:
Your local bookshop can probably order this book for you if you contact them.
For older literature Project Gutenberg is worth a look. It is a library of over 60,000 free eBooks, with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired.
There is also the Open Library which is dedicated to make the world's literature accessible to everyone. It provides access to many books to read and borrow online.
You can also use Bookmooch, a book swapping service, which matches you up with people who want books that you are happy to give away and people who have books that you want to read.
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