Ethical Book Search

Find a book from a responsible book seller for delivery in the UK

Which booksellers do we search?

We search Better World Books, Blackwell's, Books Etc., Bookshop, ebooks, Foyles, Hive, Oxfam, The Guardian Bookshop and World of Books for the book you want.

These booksellers are not perfect but they have much better records than many of their competitors. They have all scored well in Ethical Consumer's Product Guide which surveys the social and environmental records of these companies or they are B-Corporations which are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions on their workers, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment. Most of these booksellers also appear in Ethical Revolution's top 10 ethical booksellers.

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. They scored very highly in Ethical Consumer's guide to book sellers

Blackwell's is a UK based academic book seller with around 40 stores in addition to it's online operation. It appeared in Ethical Revolution's top 10 ethical book sellers and scored reasonably well in Ethical Consumer's guide to book sellers.

BOOKS etc is a UK online business that is based in Aldershot, Hampshire. It was rated highly in in Ethical Revolution's top 10 ethical book sellers and scored reasonably well in Ethical Consumer's guide to book sellers.

Bookshop

Bookshop.org is an online bookshop and is a B-Corp with a mission to financially support local, independent bookshops. They give away over 75% of their profit margin to bookshops, publications, authors and others who make up the thriving, inspirational culture around books and you can choose to donate all the profit from the purchase of your book to your local bookshop.

ebooks is an independent ebook retailer that was rated very highly in the Ethical Consumer's guide to book sellers.

Foyles has 7 bookshops across the UK and is now owned by Waterstones. It is listed in Ethical Revolution's top 10 ethical book sellers and the Ethical consumer's guide to book sellers.

Hive is a UK based online book store which provides some support to independent high street book stores. It was rated highly in in Ethical Revolution's top 10 ethical book sellers and scored reasonably well in Ethical Consumer's guide to book sellers.

Oxfam is a charity dedicated to ending poverty across the world.

The Guardian Bookshop is the online bookshop for The Guardian and The Observer. It is listed in Ethical Revolution's top 10 ethical book sellers and the Ethical consumer's guide to book sellers.

World of Books is based in Sussex and sells second-hand books. They have a particular focus on sustainability and the circular economy. It is a certified B-Corporation, which commits the company to these goals. It scored very highly in Ethical Consumer's guide to book sellers.

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