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31 Book-Related Social Innovations

From Lit Culture Tablet Cases to Communication-Aiding Equipment

— June 21, 2013 — Social Good
These book-related social innovations include not simply books in themselves, for instance the New York Times bestseller Giving 2.0 by Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen and the new publication Social Change Anytime Everywhere by Allyson Kapin and Amy Sample Ward. They also include things like Action Deafness Tech's bookstore and publishing project.

I once heard someone say that a book was the oldest form of social innovation and while the person said it in a way to insight discussion and the claim is of course highly arguable, I think there's something to be said about a book as a social object and what's more, about book-related social innovations having the capability to create change in some capacity or another.
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Teacher-Focused Literacy Programs
Teacher-Focused Literacy Programs
ConTextos is a Non-Profit Focused on Critical Thinking
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Communication-Aiding Equipment
Communication-Aiding Equipment
Action Deafness Tech Provides Tools That Better Lives Across the UK
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29
Community-Engaging Books
Community-Engaging Books
'Social Change Anytime Everywhere' Attempts to Keep it Simple
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28
Academic Philanthropy Resources
Academic Philanthropy Resources
Giving 2.0 Project U is a Project by Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen
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27
Sustainable Agro Advocacy
Sustainable Agro Advocacy
Agriculture for Impact is an Initiative Calling on European Government
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26
World Bank Books
World Bank Books
'The New Microfinance Handbook: A Financial Market System Perspective'
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25
Social Enterprise Software
Social Enterprise Software
Benetech is a U.S.-Based Nonprofit Technology Company
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24
Community-Building Crafts
Community-Building Crafts
Elevyn Provides the Tools to Connect Artisans with the Global Market
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23
Healthy Economy Books
Healthy Economy Books
'Creating Good Work' by Ron Schultz Expands the Conversation
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22
Cohousing Companies
Cohousing Companies
McCamant & Durrett Architects Offer Collaborative Design and Living
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21
One-for-One Book-Inspired Sacks
One-for-One Book-Inspired Sacks
The 'Out of Print' Pouches Follow Along the Same Business Model
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20
Social Innovation Brokers
Social Innovation Brokers
Volans is a Think-Tank, Incubator and Consultancy
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19
Book-Providing Apparel
Book-Providing Apparel
S.T.O.R.Y. Clothing Tackles U.S. Illiteracy Through Donation
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18
Sustainable Product Wholesalers
Sustainable Product Wholesalers
Honest Green is a Nation-Wide Distributor of Natural Items
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17
Humanitarian Shopping Sites
Humanitarian Shopping Sites
SOCO Marketplace Attempts to Raise Awareness on Social Causes
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16
Socially-Conscious Online Bookstores
Socially-Conscious Online Bookstores
Better World Books Aims to Alleviate Poverty Through Literacy
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15
Trio-Aligned Sustainable Shops
Trio-Aligned Sustainable Shops
EchoStore is Run by Three Women in the Philippines
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14
Poverty-Ending Bags
Poverty-Ending Bags
Breaking the Cycle (BTC) Looks to Give Books
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13
Sexuality-Celebrating Social Enterprises
Sexuality-Celebrating Social Enterprises
'Coffee, Cake & Kink' Fosters Community and Conversation
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12
School Bags for Good
School Bags for Good
The Ark Collective Backpacks Help with a 'Get to Give' Model
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11
Ocean-Friendly Lookbooks
Ocean-Friendly Lookbooks
The United By Blue 'Here Comes The Sun' Catalogue Ushers in Spring
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10
Opportunity-Providing Backpacks
Opportunity-Providing Backpacks
Jatalo Products Help Supply Kids with a Year's Worth of Textbooks
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9
Preppy Literacy-Promoting Garments
Preppy Literacy-Promoting Garments
Read’s Clothing Project Benefits Books for Africa
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8
Rebranded All-American Sportswear
Rebranded All-American Sportswear
READ WALL is Expanding to Include More Stylish Menswear Pieces
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7
Conscious E-Commerce
Conscious E-Commerce
Ethical Ocean is an Online Marketplace for Eco, Organic & Fair Trade Products
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6
Music-Sharing Charities
Music-Sharing Charities
OrigAudio Lets Everyone Enjoy Essential Tunes Sustainably
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5
Charitable Lit Tees
Charitable Lit Tees
Wear Your Favorite Novel with the Out of Print Summer Reads Collection
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4
Lit Culture Tablet Cases
Lit Culture Tablet Cases
The Out of Print Ebook Jackets Will Feature Fresh Iconic Novel Covers
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3
One-for-One Tees
One-for-One Tees
Out of Print Marries Lost Literary Covers with Book Donations
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2
Sustainable Gift Catalogs
Sustainable Gift Catalogs
UncommonGoods is a Website Offering Quirky Accessories
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1
Literary Smartphone Covers
Literary Smartphone Covers
Speck x Out of Print Novel Cases Bring Back Classic Stories
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