World of Books


Jamieson is pleased to announce it has advised Graham Bell (CEO) and the management team of World of Books, a UK online re-seller of second-hand books, on the sale of the company to Livingbridge.

Founded in 2008 and headquartered in Goring-by-Sea, West Sussex, World of Books is a re-commerce business operating within the books sector, committed to acting as a force for good. Its purpose driven actions focus on three areas – the promotion of used goods; championing literacy by helping to make books more widely accessible; and taking action to reduce carbon emissions – each aligned with the UN Sustainable Development goals of responsible consumption, quality education and climate action.

“We’re thrilled to have Livingbridge, one of the UK’s leading mid-market private equity investors, as our partner. They have shown huge passion for our business model, and align with our belief that businesses play a critical role in creating a positive impact. They have a track record, as one of the UK’s leading mid-market private equity investors, of supporting growing companies and we are excited to work with them to maximise our potential.” – Graham Bell (CEO)

Tom Burton, Stephen Maxwell and Fionn Dillon Kelly advised the management team.