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Welcome to your 21st century bookshelf

Here at Wob we want everyone to experience more books, more sustainably, in as many ways as possible - and at the most affordable price.

That’s why we’ve partnered with the award-winning xigxag audiobooks app, home to thousands of bestselling audiobooks from the authors you love, as well as the groundbreaking new listen-and-read x-book®. With a simple in app purchase, no monthly subscription to pay, no device to purchase and titles available from just £3.99, we are proud to recommend them.
Find out more and download the app today.

We’re so excited to announce that we’re officially carbon neutral!

We originally promised to become carbon neutral by the end of 2022, so we’re thrilled to have reached our goal even earlier than planned! We hope this makes you feel proud to buy from Wob. Shopping with us means little wins for you and the planet, and together we can make sure books don’t cost the earth. Find out more about our journey to carbon neutrality below

7 Reasons to Buy Used Books

As a used bookseller, we really do find that buying used books is the way to go. Our seven reasons below are a great starting point for getting to know World of Books and realising how great a used book can be.

The Journey of a Book

At World of Books, we were founded on an ethos to do good, help charities, and protect the planet; it’s what we’re all about. Because of this, the journey of a book can be a wild one! We get our books from a number of sources. Last year, we generated £3 million in value for our charity partners, who provide us with many of our books. We use book banks and our customers can even trade-in their used books using our Ziffit service. This is the circular economy in action.

Wob, the Wonderful World of Books and more!

If you’re looking for great value second hand books, then World of Books is the place for you.

As you may already know, we aren’t like other online book stores. For starters, we don’t believe that books should only be read once, or have a single owner. Literature should endure and be continually recycled, which is why we help millions of used books find new homes every year.

World of Books also buys directly from charities, taking the titles they don’t want or haven’t got space for. So as well as preventing the destruction of perfectly good books, our customers are helping to support good causes too.

Cheap Books, Fantastic Choice

Browse through hundreds of thousands of titles today. Whether you’re a fan of crime fiction or celebrity autobiographies, classic literature or modern best sellers, we have it all. Better still, our books are available at the cheapest prices and come with free delivery in the UK too.

So booklovers, academics and casual readers, rejoice! There’s something for everyone at World of Books, and it won’t cost the earth.