Gift²
(For more information on the Gift² project, click here.)

ORGANIZATION: Better World Books

PERFECT FOR: Gifts of books; stocking stuffers of gift certificates

COST: Wide variety, and with 8 million books, it’d be hard to narrow down

WHAT YOU GET: Basically every book you might ever need, from textbooks to leisure reading

WHAT YOU GIVE: Funding for high-impact literacy projects both in the United States and around the world

BOASTS: Better World Books keeps a running counter at the top of their website to track and display giving progress. At the time I’m writing this, Better World Books has donated well over 5.6 million books, raised over $10.5 million for literacy and libraries, and recycled or reused over 67.7 million books.

MY PICK: “House of Leaves” by Mark Z. Danielewski or “Complete Poems and Plays” by T.S. Eliot (both of which I own and highly recommend)

LEGITIMACY: Better World Books is a BBB accredited business with an A+ rating.

MORE DETAILS: Each purchase of a Better World Book helps fund organizations like Room to Read, Invisible Children, the National Center for Family Literacy, Worldfund, and Books for Africa. Additionally, for every book sold on BWB, the BWB company donates a book to Books for Africa or Feed the Children.

CONTACT INFO: Click here to go to the Better World Books website.