About Books by the Foot

Thank you for your interest in Books by the Foot. Books by the Foot is a service provided by Wonder Book that is designed to keep books alive. Our Books by the Foot service has given a second chance to millions of orphaned and otherwise unwanted books.

As booklovers and a member of ABAA and ILAB, Wonder Book believes that books are not made to be disposed of—they are made to be read, collected, shared, and displayed.

We strive to find a home for every book, and we repurpose around 1.5 million pounds of books each year by selling them in our three retail stores, on Amazon and other websites, and through our Books by the Foot service. We globally export 100,000+ books each year. Each time we match a book with a buyer, we consider it a victory. Book rescue is our primary mission.

A bookseller since 1980 and online since 1997, Wonder Book is passionate about books, whether they are used mass markets, five-figure rare collectibles, or new publisher’s overstocks. Books by the Foot has allowed us to proudly keep books displayed and in use that are otherwise unviable.

With over 4 million books, Wonder Book operates three large retail stores in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area and a 111,000 square foot warehouse for internet, bulk, designer, and export sales. Our retail stores were recognized by USA Today in 2002 as “1 of 10 Great Old Bookstores”. Our internet warehouse was featured as a model for the changing book industry by The Washington Post in 2008 and C-Span in 2009. Our Books by the Foot service, where we sell books in bulk as decoration, props, and instant libraries, was featured by The New York Times in 2011.

For more information about our book rescue mission, visit our In the Press page or WonderBook.com.