About Us

Who we are

World of Books sells quality used books at competitive prices to millions of customers worldwide each year. We want your experience with World of Books to be enjoyable and problem free.

Established by a group of dedicated book lovers, over the past 10 years World of Books has seen inventory grow from 1,000 books to over 2 million in stock.

We appreciate the impact a good book can have and can relate to the excitement of a new page turner or the familiar joy of an old favourite. We all like the idea of saving a little extra cash too, so when we found out about how many good quality used books there are out there, we just had to let you know.

Using an advanced inventory system, World of Books matches good quality used books with those that are looking for them. From popular fiction to rare finds, we find new homes for over 9 million items every year for customers in 90 countries worldwide.

All of our books are checked for quality before they go on sale and we like to think that our prices mean that no book is beyond your budget.

What we stand for

At World of Books we are committed to minimising our environmental impact. Each month we recycle over 4 million books, saving 22,000 tonnes of books a year from going into landfil. All of our paper waste is recycled within the UK and turned into corrugated cardboard. 

We strongly believe that it is a travesty to simply throw away a used book when there is nothing wrong with it. We believe in giving each book the chance of finding a new home.


You might have noticed us elsewhere. We are a trusted seller across many other websites and we are now the largest seller of second hand books in the UK.

Amazon Marketplace

We have been trading on Amazon for years and you can view our storefront here. We have sold to millions of customers and are still growing strong. If you'd like to search for books from all sellers, then click here to find books at Amazon.

AbeBooks Marketplace

If you’d like to buy from World of Books on AbeBooks, you can do so by clicking here. We have a 4/5 seller rating.

eBay Store

We are very proud of our 99.1% feedback rating on eBay and we have over 800,000 positive feedback comments. Fancy a browse? Well head over to our eBay store by clicking here.