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We take environmentalism seriously at The Book Man.  It is one of our core values, and we centre all decisions in the bookstore with the health of our planet in mind.  We believe that each person and each business, must decide that sustainability is not an option, it is a necessity. Our environmental consciousness must define our decisions in a way that honours all life, and protects our planet.

We do our utmost to be environmental in all of our choices; everything from offsetting our carbon footprint with the help of The Carbon Farmer, to choosing green cleaning products to use in the bookstore, or being sure that the types of package materials we use in our internet sales department have a low impact on the environment.  In itself, the bookstore is a massive recycling project, keeping hundreds of thousands of books in circulation, out of landfills, and utilitizing the "reuse" factor in the triangle of the favoured recycling philosophy: Reuse, Reduce, Recycle!

Some of our recent achievements include:

We are always open to new ideas, and suggestions as to how we could be even MORE environmentally responsible.  Have an idea?  Email us here!