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Oxfam
 

It’s brilliantly simple: Every time you buy from Good Books, 100% of the e-tail profit goes directly to fund charitable projects in partnership with Oxfam. 

Our aim is to create beneficial and enduring connections between commercial worlds like ours and wider, less advantaged communities. So all our time, professional services and resources are donated. No one at Good Books is paid and we have zero operating costs. 

And now, by harnessing the power of Amazon’s enormous back end, we’re able to offer even more. Choose from CDs, DVDs, audio books, Blu-Ray, vinyl, watches, pup tents, vitamins, lawn furniture – these days Amazon sells just about everything. You can use your existing Amazon account, we just ask you go through the Good Books site - as the poor benefit from your choices. Another significant benefit is Amazon’s robust cyber-defenses. Web chicanery has made it more challenging to be an online retailer and the Amazon model significantly lessens Good Books’ exposure to this.  

Delivery is still worldwide and all Good Books’ profit will continue to go directly to Oxfam. Once you’ve made your pick from the largest catalogue of stuff in the world, your choices will be confirmed by Amazon and your packages of delight will arrive in Amazon livery in a timely fashion befitting an international logistics superpower. Good Books will always be committed to fighting inequality. When you buy, you’re actively and directly supporting communities in need – you’re part of the team. We hope we can count on your continued support. Thank you. 

The Good Books Team


Following on from the indie success of the original viral movie Metamorphosis (a twisted look at the Good Books story as might have been told by Hunter S Thompson to Buck TV) and Havana Heat (a steamy animated love letter to Good Books produced by world-famous duo Macbess and Simon of The Mill) Good Books presents We Need to Talk About Alice – the third in the series.

Each of the Great Writers films builds on the concept of telling the Good Books story in the style of some of the world's greatest authors. Over the past few years, hand-picked directors have donated their time and skills free of charge to create short, promotional films for the charity, based on well-known authors and books, fuelling the cornerstone of Good Books - for the collective good.

More films are planned, and fans of the series could find themselves with a role to play in sharing the story. Fans of books (and indeed films) are welcome to pitch scripts, offer services, or make suggestions for film subjects to help bring the Good Books story to life.

Metamorphosis

Great Writers Series

HAVANA HEAT

Great Writers Series

What your support achieves - you awesome people you


What your support achieves

 

Any money made by Good Books funds projects that provide clean water, sanitation, develop sustainable agriculture and create access to education in developing countries. The money goes directly to the project and the projects are community led.

So far - with the support of really cool people like you - we have funded projects in Tanzania, East Timor, The Solomons, Fiji, and Papua New Guinea. Have a look at the different projects here.