This for-profit activity turned into a mission to promote literacy and led to the creation of Better World Books. "Imagine if we could resell books, books that had a lot of life in them, and through this small action find a way to give back and help make the world a little better," said Kreece Fuchs, l one of the three co-founders of Better World Books. Along with Xavier Helgesen and Jeff Kurtzman (and a growing list of employees), Better World Books has received over 20 million book donations with 236 million books recycled or repurposed, while raising over $23 million for the literacy and libraries.
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