Books For Africa
A simple name for an organization with a simple mission. We collect, sort, ship, and distribute books to students of all ages in Africa. Our goal: to end the book famine in Africa.
Books For Africa remains the largest shipper of donated text and library books to the African continent, shipping over 35 million books to 49 different countries since 1988. Over the past 12 months we have shipped 2.4 million books, 665 computers and 200 e-readers containing 1.6 million digital books, as well as 5 new law and human rights libraries to 21 African countries. More than $2.3 million was raised last year to ship the books to the students of Africa.
To learn more about groups currently fundraising to ship books to specific African countries, view the Projects page.Contact Books for Africa
Kenyan Ambassador H.E. Robinson Njeru Githae to Headline Books For Africa 2016 "Books Change Lives" Fundraising Luncheon
We are excited to announce that Kenyan Ambassador to the US, H.E. Robinson Njeru Githae, will be delivering the keynote speech at Books For Africa's annual Books Change Lives Fundraising Luncheon! This year's event will be held Thursday, May 19 at the Saint Paul Town and Country Club in Minnesota.Read Story
In 1988, BFA founder Tom Warth visited the town library in Jinja, Uganda. He was dismayed to see that the shelves were quite bare & in dire need of good, quality books. Last month, Tom returned to the Jinja Library with Executive Director Pat Plonski to celebrate the creation of BFA there 28 years ago!Read Story
Books For Africa is growing! To better accommodate that growth, and to better serve the organizations and individuals with whom we partner, our Atlanta Warehouse recently moved into a new, much larger space.Read Story
BFA founder Tom Warth decided to celebrate his 80th birthday by walking across Zanzibar Island in East Africa, all in the name of ending the African book famine! Tom has also walked across The Gambia and scaled Mount Kilimanjaro to promote literacy and education in Africa. Having just completed the two day trek in "pretty fearsome heat and humidity," Tom reports that he is "feeling the pain,"…Read Story