Reuseabook was founded in 2008 by Rob Hollier and Ami Baker with the following mission: NEVER to allow a single book to go to landfill.Glos WIBA winner

Strong believers in conscientious capitalism, they wanted to create an earth-friendly sustainable business model while helping others. After much hard work what emerged was the Reuseaworld group: an award-winning, ethical, environmentally-friendly and technology-savvy enterprise that uses the internet to sell second-hand books worldwide.

Based near Stroud in the Cotswolds, Reuseabook:

  • provides an excellent service to a wide range of UK charities
  • saves 2000 tonnes of carbon every year and
  • has created full-time jobs for 25 local people who really need the work

Under the umbrella of Reuseaworld, two new B2B service brands have been launched to compliment the core offering:

  •  Ship Forward, a business-to-business provider set up to provide shipping, and fulfilment services to other retail businesses in Gloucestershire, enabling them to benefit from Reuseabook’s knowledge and scale, while saving them money
  • Ethical Inserts, is a direct marketing brand which acts on behalf of other businesses with ethics to get their messages across to consumers in a way that captures attention.  Flyers made out of recycled paper to help other business and charities, like the Ape Alliance, promoting what they do


The team

It’s all about the people at Reuseabook. From the ones who run the business to the ones who collect, sort, scan, pick and pack the books, and those who ensure all our charity shops and customers are happy.

Ami Baker – Managing Director

Ami MDAmi Baker (MA Oxon) has over 16 years’ experience in the financial sector and small business arena. She has been involved in four businesses at the most senior level including five years as Managing Director of a corporate finance company and two years as Board Director for a DNA forensics company, most recently acting as Interim CEO for the CFMS, a not-for-profit organisation to promote modelling, simulation and supercomputing set-up by Rolls-Royce, Airbus and the EU. Ami began her career as a Research Analyst for a London venture capitalist, Capricorn Ventures, where she enjoyed working during the dotcom boom.

Rob Hollier – Commercial Director

rob CDRob has extensive experience in both buying and sales in the agri-food industry. As Procurement Manager for World Flowers he managed multiple accounts for the top five UK supermarkets. As Area Category Sales Manager for Brake Bros he was specifically recruited to create new revenue streams and exceeded targets of £500K sales in the first twelve months. Rob has also a track record in entrepreneurialism having founded Local Food Direct Ltd; an online home delivery service with 750+ products sourced as locally and ethically as possible.



 Mark is typical of someone who works for Reuseabook in our Brimscombe warehouse near Stroud in Gloucestershire.

 Mark Hughes – Picking & Packing

MarkMark joined Reuseabook in September 2013. He’s a devoted single dad to May, so especially enjoys the family-friendly flexibility of working at Reuseabook. Mark used to be a top chef working for the likes of Marco Pierre White and Raymond Blanc. In his spare time he tests games at pre-release stage for PlayStation so he gets lots of fab freebies and even gets invited to top launch parties in London. Mark especially enjoys the camaraderie at Reuseabook – which is much calmer than the volatile kitchens he used to work in!



If you would like to work at Reuseabook like Mark, then please get in touch. You don’t have to love books or the environment, but it helps!

18 thoughts on “ABOUT US

  1. I came to your site direct after ordering some books on Amazon. Is Amazon your only sales outlet? You have to search through so many book companies to find yours. Your website could be more informative.


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  3. Just received a 2nd hand paper back about football through Amazon.
    Thank you very much for the book which arrived today just a month or so from ordering.
    Very good condition at such a cheap price.
    Thank you all at Reuseaworld 🙂
    David Taumata. Whanganui New Zealand.

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  4. I’ve just received The Atlas of the Irish rebellion – I’ve been after an affordable copy of this book for several years – Reuseabook proved the source I was looking for – affordable,fast and excellent service in tandem with their international shippers- had the heavy book in my welcome hands in under two weeks – I couldn’t ask for better service than that – thanks toy all the team at Reuseabook !! – a job well done – a customer from Down Under is wearing a BIG smile today – many thanks Terry T :-)) Southland New Zealand


  5. I would like to praise Reuseabook for their quick response and action in a order I made with them. I did not receive a book that I ordered in the timeframe specified. They were notified and I received a refund on the order promptly. The book arrived past the due date and I tried to get them to recharge me. However, they suggested that I give the money to charity. This request by them was very gracious and appreciated. This is a great company that is mindful of their constituents and the world.


    1. The same happened to me – the ordered book seemed to be lost, so they refunded me. However, when the book arrived few weeks later, they didn’t want the money back and instead suggested to make a donation to a charity. Selfless people with big hearts ❤ very inspiring!


  6. I ordered some books from Germany ( during the Corona crisis) through Abebooks – (I don’t use Amazon as a matter of principle!) Tere was a hiccough with the delivery and I much appreciuated your generaous way of dealing with that. I’ll now look first at your website when I need used books. Helen


  7. Thanks for your excellent service when the book I ordered took much loner to arrive then expected. I am impressed with your vision and your connection with charities. I have recommended you on my Facebook page.


  8. I ordered a hard-to-find book from them through Abebooks and, as that platform made a mistake on the arrival date, Reuseabook cancelled the payment although the book had already been sent to me. I had never experienced so helpful and kind service. In the end, I got the book before the expected date and also before I was moving out. Very happy to order again the payment and contribute to this fabulous project. Definitely, I would strongly recommend them!


  9. What an amazing mission and company! I’ve used Reuseabook multiple times over the years via AbeBooks to find obscure out of print books. They have arrived safe, fast and in perfect condition as described. Thank you very much! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!


  10. We do almost all our book shopping at Reuseabook. 🙂 Great range of books, great value, super reliable, fast delivery times, absolutely accurate book descriptions, friendly and accessible customer service.
    I’d add too that book deliveries to Europe are fast and reliable.
    We really appreciate the work you do.


  11. I was also issued a refund for a book that I later received past the expected delivery date. Thank you for your generous customer service. Perhaps adjusting the expected transit time a little could help your store prevent more financial losses like this.


  12. Thank you so much for the beautiful book that arrived today, Auckland New Zealand. It was my first time purchasing via AbeBooks, which was a stress free experience. I couldn’t locate this book anywhere on this side of the globe, and second hand copies from the US were at least ten times the cost of the book for shipping alone, given it’s weight and hardcover. We have been in Level 4 lockdown for some time, so half anticipated considerable leniency re it’s ETA. I’m so impressed it was dispatched the same day I ordered it, and it arrived within three weeks. The cherry on the top was it’s packaging designed for recycling 🙂 Great work team. Love your ethos! My heart breaks when I see second hand stores with several large wheelie bins heaving with books, waiting to the paper recycling plant. I’d love to work for you, if you every decide to expand your network this end. Best wishes and keep safe x


    1. I was very pleased with your service after ordering from Abe Books, I have had books sent to me in France since Brexit without extra cost but this time I was obliged to pay the post lady 9 euros in ‘Customs Duty’ to enable me to receive it, this was more than double the price of the book! I know that it is not your fault or the fault of the post lady but really, it will discourage me from ordering books now. I belong to a book club and I suppose I will have to turn to Kindle which I do not like. I feel very sad for all concerned, though I am sure that I will enjoy the book.


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