Sep 15, 2013

Better World Books

I had outgrown fiction a long time ago, and now mostly read finance related books. I had the good chance of coming across a prominent local blogger named AK71 and was introduced to Better World Books.

Better World Books is a purpose-driven, for profit company that collects and sell books online to donate books and fund literacy initiatives worldwide. They save unwanted books from the landfill and help find new homes for them.
Better World Books also funds literacy and teacher training, reading assistance workshops to fight global poverty through education. If you are concerned about your overseas order's carbon footprint, you can also choose the option of carbon balancing for just a few cents extra.

I have bought a book called Little Book that beats the Market, by Joel Greenblatt. It cost me about $6.50 with free shipping. The condition of the book was good and it just seems to make so much sense to buy books second hand as it can still serve its purpose of providing a good read. Most of the time you finish a book and then you tuck it away till next year's spring cleaning. Buying a second-hand book that is still at a satisfactory condition and with free shipping to my doorstep seems a good deal to me.

The Little Book That Beats the Market
There are stocks available now for Good and Very Good conditions at S$6.48 including shipping!

Some more recommended books;
Security Analysis: Sixth Edition, Foreword by Warren BuffettOne Up on Wall Street: How to Use What You Already Know to Make Money in the MarketThe Intelligent Investor REV Ed.

Something for everyone;
The Hunger GamesFifty Shades of GreyThe Official SAT Study Guide

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