The “Sustainable BookboXX” was developed by the Institute for Sustainability in Education, Work and Culture as a vocational education project in 2010. It exemplifies how the model of sustainable development can be implemented in vocational training and also in civil society. The basic concept has a variety of social, ecological, cultural and civil society reference points and effects. In the meantime, a network of more than 150 players around BücherboXX has been established in Berlin alone. The concept has been transferred and further developed in a variety of ways, so that almost twenty “Sustainable Book BoXXes” will be completed in 2018. Aspects of cultural and political education, writing one’s own texts and renewable energy have been added to the value chain from expansion and conversion to use.