In August 2021, Ethical Consumer viewed the Awesome Books website which stated that it sold used books which allowed “people to enjoy books and other products as many times as possible without having to create new ones” and that it sourced many of its second hand books through “collection banks with many councils around the country for books that people no longer want”. The company also stated that “not every book is available in a used condition… Since 2011 we have offered new books on AwesomeBooks too.” Given Awesome Books’ clear focus on the sale of used books, it received half a mark under Product Sustainability.

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AwesomeBooks Our Purpose webpage (26 July 2021)