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Look who loves World Book! Warren Buffett stopped by World Book's booth at the 2012 Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders meeting in Omaha to hug his favourite reference sets. 

Since its inception, World Book has been an acknowledged leader in the development of exceptional reference materials for homes and schools. 

Our story began in 1917 with the publication of the very first World Book Encyclopedia. Since its early days, World Book has been relentless in the pursuit of educational excellence. Over time, World Book has expanded its product line well beyond its renowned encyclopedia. We now offer a broad range of award-winning products tailored to the educational requirements of all age groups, including age-appropriate titles on nature, geography, the environment, different cultures, early learning, and science. 

World Book is a Scott Fetzer company, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc.

Forward Learning Pty Ltd is the exclusive World Book Distributor for Australia & New Zealand
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Crows Nest NSW 2065
Phone: 02 9902 3400
Fax: 02 9439 4289

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