Books For Africa collects, sorts, and ships books, computers, tablets, and library enhancement materials to every country in Africa in collaboration with worldwide donors, publishers, and African partners.

Books For Africa remains the largest shipper of donated text and library books to the African continent, shipping over 50 million books to all 55 countries on the African continent since 1988.  Last year alone, Books For Africa shipped 3.7 million books, valued at over $38 million, and 167 computers and e-readers containing nearly 300,000 digital books, to 20 African countries. More than $3.2 million was raised last year to ship these books to the students of Africa.

To learn more about groups currently fundraising to ship books to specific African countries, view the Projects page.

To learn more about the Jack Mason Law & Democracy Initiative, Agricultural Libraries, or French Books view the Special Initiatives page

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Books For Africa is a simple idea, but its impact is trans­formative. For us, literacy is quite simply the bridge from misery to hope.

Kofi Annan, former U.N. Secretary-General

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Books For Africa Remembers Walter Mondale

Books For Africa mourns the passing of its Law & Democracy Co-Chair Walter Mondale. Read more about Mondale’s background and work with BFA over the years.

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Q&A with Author and Humanitarian Elizabeth Nyamayaro

Author and humanitarian Elizabeth Nyamayaro is partnering with BFA to donate a copy of her book for every copy preordered, now until April 20th! Read some Q&A about her unique background and the role books play for her and others.

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April 7th is World Health Day

As part of its larger efforts in support of the health care sector, Books For Africa is supporting Global Minnesota in presenting the World Health Day Symposium on April 7th, with the theme of Health Equality. Register now to hear from organizations that provide leadership in health care, research and policy.

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Gambian Ministry of Justice Receives Thomson Reuters Law Library

In March of 2021 the Gambian Ministry of Justice sent photos and information about the Thomson Reuters reference law library we had sent them. We at Books For Africa were excited to receive this information as it completes a story started 15 months before.

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Books For Africa Partnership Distributes Books in Ghanaian Schools

Books For Africa worked in partnership with its logistics provider Vector Global Logistics to provide a container of books to Ghana at a time with the young people need it more than ever.

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