ASHEVILLE, NC (PRWEB) September 30, 2005
Biblio.com, an online marketplace for used, rare, and out-of-print books, announced today that they have founded an independent, non-profit corporation called Biblio Works Foundation, Inc. The mission of BiblioWorks is to provide communities in need with the tools and resources to develop sustainable literacy and education programs.
BiblioWorks is a natural outgrowth of Biblio.com's mission of fostering the growth of the communities that the company serves. In 2004, Biblio partnered with its booksellers and the people of Bolivia to construct a library for the impoverished mountain pueblo of Morado K'asa. The library opened to the public in February 2005 and is now being actively used and maintained by the community. Energized by the success of this project, Biblio.com management began work in March of this year to create a charitable organization to continue this type of work.
ÂI am pleased and quite proud that our company, employees, and its partners have come together in a positive way to create this new organization that can dedicate all of its efforts to creating opportunities for literacy projects in places that desperately need the resources,Â says Allen Singleton, COO of Biblio.com Inc. and President of BiblioWorks. ÂWe look forward to working with the general public, the bookselling community and other industry players to continue to create exceptional educational and literacy opportunities to serve communities in need.Â
Biblio.com Inc. is now one of the leading sources for used, rare, out-of-print, and hard-to-find books in the world. With the launch of their online services in February 2003, Biblio.com entered a market dominated by several major companies, as well as more than a dozen smaller competitors. With substantial growth in the last two years, Biblio.com has gone from a fledgling company to becoming the third largest site of its kind in the world. Biblio.com now offers more than 25 million titles from 3500 independent booksellers in 29 countries.
BiblioWorks is a newly formed non-profit organization dedicated to the simple principle that literacy and education are critical components for the creation and vitality of sustainable communities. The mission of BiblioWorks is to provide communities in need with tools and resources to develop sustainable literacy and education programs. These resources will be provided through direct funding to community non-governmental organizations and through book and materials donations to schools, libraries, and cultural institutions. BiblioWorks will be focusing on communities in South America, and for the short term, specifically in rural Bolivia. BiblioWorks is seeking 501C3 non-profit status, and has offices in Asheville, North Carolina. Find out more at http://www.biblioworks.org.
For more information: Kevin Donaldson, 800-813-9432
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