Community leaders and business leaders came together to celebrate the presentation of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise to Wob at their headquarters in Goring-by-Sea.
Lady Emma Barnard, Lord-Lieutenant of West Sussex, spoke with great warmth and admiration for the work of World of Books.
Those in attendance were treated to a tour of the facilities (my third) as well as a glimpse of some of the more interesting books in their collection. One book claimed to be non-fiction history, I felt it was more of a thriller or horror story - the Labour Government 1964-1979.
I am proud to have followed their progress and development over the years. Predictions of the death of books were wrong. The internet makes it possible to source an old book that is of interest today.
The focus of their work is recycling and reusing second-hand books. With humble roots here in Worthing and in the UK, they are now worldwide with a presence on almost every continent.
They are a positive impact organisation. We can be proud that they are a ‘real living wage’ provider to so many in our local community.
They have also donated over 100,000 books over recent years with BookCycle, delivering books to countries across the country.
Thank you to all involved across World of Books.
It is an admirable organisation with an exciting path forward and a respectable track record.