On Season 2, Episode 9 of Hyperlink Radio, Non Wels interviews Out of Print Co-Founder Todd Lawton about the transformative, magical world of books. Out of Print celebrates this literary magic, supporting literacy in the process. Non and Todd talk about the origin story of Out of Print: How a passion for books turned into a successful, mission-driven brand. Through the conversation, Todd describes how Out of Print wears its love of books on its sleeve while sparking social progress.
If you’re a bibliophile then you’re in good company! The story of Out of Print is a critical example of how a brand can celebrate its passion while also bettering the world around it. This is what happens when book nerds start a business, and the result is pretty awesome.
If you enjoyed this episode, here are some other episodes of Hyperlink Radio which feature socially-conscious brands:
- Social Goodness at Scale with Adina Grigore of S.W. Basics
- When Brands Get Political: an Interview with Dave Simnick of SoapBox
- Brands That Give Back: an Interview with John Heymann of One World Play Project
Thanks for listening to Hyperlink Radio! Be sure to read the article companion to this episode, “Brands That Give Back,” on our Medium channel.
Link of the Week
10 Ways to ‘Reach out’ When You’re Struggling with Your Mental Health by Sam Dylan Finch
Non produces a mental health podcast called You, Me, Empathy, so this article hit close to home. It’s hard to reach out sometimes when you’re struggling. Sometimes the impulse is to hide, but sometimes that doesn’t work. It’s crucial to find the safe people in our lives, and this article gives some great examples of ways to reach out without putting too much pressure on the person you’re reaching out to. Check it out here on LetsQueerThingsUp.com.