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Impact and Sustainability

Learn the ways in which World of Books Group is working towards a sustainable future. Follow our journey as a certified B-Corp as we continue to be a business for good. Find out about the amazing charities we support and the work they do.

Impact and Sustainability, Wob News

Brilliant Books to Help Understand the Global Refugee Crisis

brilliant books to help understand global refugee crisis

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) estimated that as of mid-2021 there were a colossal 26.6 million refugees worldwide that had been forced to flee their homes, families and livelihoods. With the heartbreaking news and images we see of families being torn apart across the planet, the current global refugee crisis is unprecedented and continuously growing. We’ve compiled stories and memoirs that highlight the bravery and strength of refugees from around the world, in a time where compassion and understanding are needed more than ever.

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General Chatter, Impact and Sustainability

The Guide to Sustainable Gifting

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‘Tis’ the season to be gifting! With the festivities come family celebrations, games, food, more food, and of course gifts waiting under the tree.

Whether you’re shopping for 50 people or just one loved one, it’s becoming increasingly important to shop sustainably. Gift something that not only they will love, but that the planet will love too. Read our guide to sustainable gifting this Christmas and beyond.

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Impact and Sustainability, Wob News

Rehoming Revolution | Gemma Cairney & Radzi Chinyanganya

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The best reads are rescued

We’ve just launched our latest campaign! With the help of some famous faces, we’re sharing the joys of rehoming. But not all is quite as it seems…

We’ve teamed up with Radio 6’s Gemma Cairney and TV presenter Radzi Chinyanganya to spread the word about the Rehoming Revolution. You’d be forgiven for thinking they’re describing a new pet they’ve brought into their lives. In fact, we’re talking books!

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Impact and Sustainability, Kids' Corner

Sustainable Costumes for World Book Day 2022

sustainable costumes for world book day 2021

In preparations for World Book Day on the 3rd of March, we’ve been searching far and wide for costume inspiration! For a World Book Day that’s less-than-ordinary, and perhaps slightly emptier pockets than usual, what better time to do-it-yourself?! Check out the fantastic sustainable costumes below.

Sustainable costumes for World Book Day can be made from all sorts around the house. You don’t need to be an expert sewing machinist or professional crafter. Gather the cardboard boxes from your latest deliveries, old felt from the kids’ activity sets, Cotton wool, toilet roll tubes, old sheets and poster paints, scissors, glue and eco-glitter… cut up and rework tired clothing into a brilliant new creation!

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