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Dustin Holland

BetterWorld Books
President & CEO
"One man's trash is another man's treasure." This is an idiom that fueled Dustin to launch the Better World Books Library Discards & Donations program in 2004. After talking with more than 100 librarians about the challenges of surplus books, Dustin had an epiphany that has translated into the reuse or recycling of more than 300 million books.

Today, Dustin serves as President and CEO of the largest socially responsible bookstore on the planet. Since the company’s inception, Dustin continues to be impressed by the dedication and commitment of his fellow co-workers to the company's triple-bottom line and the company’s mission of supporting literacy and libraries across the globe.

Dustin graduated from the Terry College of Business at The University of Georgia in 2001 and earned his MBA with a concentration in International Business from Georgia State University in 2004. Dustin is married with two young children, owns two dogs—Senji the Basenji and Blaze the Belgian Malinois, lives in Northern Indiana and loves to explore the world outside of books. Some of Dustin's best friends are librarians, and around the office, he is known as the "Closet Environmentalist".