Wednesday, August 29, 2007

turn the page on poverty: book buying for justice

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This is a great idea:

Every time you buy a book from Goodbooks – any book – we contribute all profits to Oxfam to help fight its global battle against poverty and social injustice. There is no extra cost to you. We do not mark up our books to cover this contribution; our prices remain among the lowest you will find; delivery worldwide is completely free, and with over two million titles in stock our range is one of the largest you will find. Help us open a new chapter in the fight against inequality.

Check out the great little animation here; with Kiwi and literary icons mixing it among an African village. Hey, you can even buy my book, The Out of Bounds Church? Learning to Create a Community of Faith in a Culture of Change.

Posted by steve at 10:48 PM


  1. What a great idea. We had something similar happen over here with people buying “irresistible revolution” by Shane Claiborne. A whole lot of copies were sent from some people in the States, and in order to get your own book we had to pay the equivalent of NZ$20. All of that money went to a ministry that is helping women involved in prostitution. But that was just a small thing. To do it as a way of selling books is awesome and revolutionary.

    Comment by wokboy — August 30, 2007 @ 8:53 pm

  2. this is an excellant idea. you dont know of any companies doing thid in the US do you?

    Comment by joe — September 2, 2007 @ 12:35 am

  3. Joe,
    have you tried using it in the US?

    Given that the books come from UK, I don’t see why you wouldn’t be able to order from the US, just as i order from NZ.


    Comment by steve — September 2, 2007 @ 4:24 pm

  4. good point. i’ll check it out.

    Comment by joe — September 5, 2007 @ 5:49 am

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