At More Than Words Every Purchase Empowers Youth

Our $3.6M business is the vehicle for young adults to take charge of their lives. Through meaningful work in our stores, online business, pop-up shops, and social enterprise market, our youth learn critical, transferable skills for future jobs and education. With every item shipped and customer helped, youth see that their actions matter and their contributions are valued, and that they are part of their own solution.

More Than Words’ retail stores are currently closed, but our full inventory of books, clothing, shoes, accessories, and more is available online.


In the heart of the South End, with 40,000 books, a social enterprise marketplace, and events space


On Felton Street near Moody Street, Main Street, and the commuter rail, with a range of titles and frequent weekend sales


Books, clothing, shoes, accessories, records, social enterprise products, and More Than Words merchandise, all updated daily and shipped within 24 hours


Curated products from other mission-based businesses around the country


We “pop-up” in farmers markets, businesses, and corporate lobbies – find us!

The biggest change I’ve experienced since starting at MTW is having more motivation. MTW helped me feel excited again. I looked forward to coming to work and that excitement had a positive effect on lots of other areas of my life. MTW is a play button from pause, it’s a second chance for many people like me.

Robyn, MTW Graduate