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This online retailer sells used books, CDs and DVDs to more than 90 countries. It trades online via Amazon and eBay and its own websites such as It also buys from charities, paying for surplus books which might otherwise end up in landfill. The West Sussex business was launched in 2008 by chairman Ken Blair, 56, and managing director Stephen Boobyer, 51, with four founding partners. Sales hit £25.7m in 2013.

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Company details
CompanyWorld of Books
ActivityBooks and media entertainment reseller
LocationWest Sussex
Annual sales rise over 3 years51.30%
Latest sales £000s*25,770

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