I wrote a little bit about Better World Books a few weeks ago. They sell used and discarded books to raise money for literacy programs around the world. I ordered some books from them and thought I would share them.
All the books I ordered are Virago Modern Classics. This stack contains the Dial Press Editions.
This stack has those lovely green covers. Two of the books I received are old library editions. I felt sad to see that they have 'DISCARD' stamped on the inside. The rest do not look like they have ever been read. The cost for all of these was $30, and there is no shipping for US orders.
These are my favorite covers of the bunch. I particularly love the painting of the Bronte sisters on May Sinclair's The Three Sisters. The introduction states "The Parallel with the Brontes' situation and setting is both striking and deliberate."
I think The Brimming Cup will be an interesting book for me to read in the near future although I am sure my situation will not be quite so bleak.. The back cover reads in part "One day in 1920 Marise watches her youngest child depart for his first day at school and feels redundant. Absorbed in her role as wife and mother she has not been aware of the slow ebbing of her spirit...."
My only complaint with Better World Books is that they put stickers on the spine which do not come off easily. You can see in the photographs some places where the covers tore. But do not let that stop you - there are loads of books to be had for great prices and you can help someone in the process.