Better World Books Opens Third Distribution Center in Reno, NV

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Expanding Their Support for Literacy, Libraries and Education since it was founded in 2002, Better World Books has raised $21 million dollars, donated 18 million books and reused or recycled almost 200 million books all to support literacy, libraries and education. Adding a third distribution center on the west coast will boost the company’s ability to do even more to help to support the 757 million adults who, per UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), still lack basic reading and writing skills.

Per the UIS, the number of children and adolescents who are out of school is on the rise. Better World Books, in cooperation with over 5,000 clients and partners, is uniquely designed to help reach those most in need. With every book they sell, a percentage of the sale supports a library or literacy initiative in the US or abroad and with every book purchased on the company donates one, book for book.

The opening of their 140K square foot distribution center in Reno, NV is a planned strategic expansion intended to increase their capacity to scale their triple-bottom line and process more books and media, helping serve more clients and customers with enhanced speed.

Per Dustin Holland, VP of Global Sales and Marketing for Better World Books, “We believe in the power of knowledge. Our mission to bring literacy and opportunity to more people is directly tied to our ability to continue to scale the business. This expansion will create more jobs, raise more literacy funding, increase book donations, and deliver a better customer experience for our clients and customers in the region.”

The Reno, NV distribution center is staffing up with plans to be fully operational in December. Christine Pfleckl, VP of Logistics and Operations for Better World Books stated, “I’m looking forward to having a distribution footprint on the west coast. We’ve been warmly welcomed by the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN), the Washoe County School System and the Washoe County Library System, some of whom are current clients of Better World Books. This is a great opportunity to better serve our customers as well as make an impact locally on the west coast.”

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About Better World Books
Better World Books ( is a for-profit social enterprise and a global e-retailer providing products and information to socially conscious consumers. Better World Books collects and sells new and used books online matching each purchase with a donation, book for book, and with each sale generating funds for literacy initiatives in the U.S. and around the world. Since its founding in 2002, the Mishawaka, Indiana-based company has raised more than $21 million for libraries and literacy, donated 18 million books, reused or recycled over 200 million books and achieved 44,000 tons of carbon offsets through carbon balanced shipping.

Better World Books Contact:
Diane Maier

Additional Contact:
Christine Pfleckl

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