Every year this online retailer sells more than 9m used books, CDs, DVDs and games to consumers in more than 190 countries. It trades via its own websites and through Amazon and eBay. In November 2016, chief executive Stephen Boobyer, 55, led a buyout backed by private equity firm Bridges Fund Management. Wholesaling books to China helped profits at the West Sussex firm hit £4.9m in 2017.

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Company details
CompanyWorld of Books
ActivityBooks and media entertainment reseller
LocationWest Sussex
Annual profit growth105.85%
Latest profits £000s*4,872
Latest sales £000s*57,360

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