World of Books is the largest seller of used books in Europe. Based in Worthing, West Sussex, the Company has grown exponentially since being founded in 2008.
This growth was recognised in both the 2012 and 2013 Fast Track 100 list, when World of Books was named as one of the fastest growing businesses in the UK. In fact, World of Books has won several awards over the years - see a full list of our awards.
Our used books are primarily brought from charities around Britain, as well as via the Ziffit app and website, and sold across a variety of platforms including Amazon, eBay and worldofbooks.com.
World of Rare Books specialises in non-ISBN (pre-1970 - approx date) and rare titles.
From first editions to Penguin Classics, thousands of books are sold to customers throughout the world each year.
As with World of Books, most of World of Rare Books inventory is sourced from charities. Each book is reviewed, valued and then made available to online buyers through a variety of platforms.
To view our current vacancies in Goring-by-Sea, click here.
To view our current vacancies in Coventry, click here.
At World of Books we are committed to the principles of equal opportunities and equal treatment for all employees.
World of Books is absolutely committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in our corporate activities, and to ensure that our supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking.
What jobs are available at World of Books?
As a growing business, we have a wide variety of positions available on a regular basis. This includes part-time, full-time and even contract work. Key roles include picking, packing and logistics, but we also have occasional openings in finance, customer services and marketing.
You can check our latest vacancies in Worthing or Coventry. We also have a variety of jobs based at our various logistics hubs and warehouses for drivers - to view the current driver vacancies click here.
You can also send us your CV by email to register your interest in working at World of Books.
What happens following an application?
Each application we receive is reviewed by our HR team. If you are suitable for an existing vacancy we will contact you to arrange an interview and provide any further details.
What experience do I need?
Every position is different and so levels of experience required will depend on the individual job specifications. However, we do offer a number of roles which simply require a good work ethic as we can provide on-the-job training to help you grow and develop within the business.
Can I apply for a job if I was unsuccessful in the past?
Of course. Just because you may not have been right for one job, we will be happy to consider you for another. We do have restrictions on those who have worked at the company previously, although each case is considered in isolation.
Where will I be based?
World of Books has an office and warehouse located in Goring-by-Sea, West Sussex as well as another warehouse in Coventry that opened in 2018. Our roles include both warehouse and office-based positions. Please check the job specification for more information.
What are the standard working hours?
Once again, a great deal will depend on which position you apply for. Our warehouse operatives currently work across a double shift, with morning or evening shifts available. Working hours will be advertised clearly with the job description.
What is it like working for World of Books?
We like to think that it is a fun and lively place to work. With local employees mixing with those from many other nationalities, everybody works together to achieve departmental goals.
World of Books is growing all the time with new opportunities throughout the business. So it is a great place for those looking to kick-start a new career and push themselves with the full support of the business throughout your personal development.