Books For Africa remains the largest shipper of donated text and library books to the African continent, shipping over 59 million books to all 55 countries on the African continent since 1988.  In fiscal year 2023 alone, Books For Africa shipped approximately 4,029,000 books, valued at over $32.6 million, to 32 African countries, the most books ever shipped by Books For Africa in a single year. Approximately 800,000 digital books were also shipped on 116 computers and 150 tablets. Over $2.6 million was raised to ship these books to partners across Africa.

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

To learn more about the Girls Empowerment Collections, BFA Publishing, 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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2023 Annual Report: Record Setting Four Million Books Shipped Highlights Books For Africa's 35th Anniversary

Books For Africa has released its fiscal year 2023 Annual Report! Check out the news, success stories, and a selection of curated photo highlights from recipients.

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Book Signing - The Book King - March 1st, 2024

Join Books For Africa's former Board President and author Rosemond Sarpong Owens with Founder Tom Warth on March 1st in Minnesota!

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Books For Africa Earns 2024 Guidestar Platinum Seal of Transparency

Books For Africa has once again been awarded the Platinum Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition from Guidestar, the world’s largest source of information on nonprofits.

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BFA Supporter Brings Thousands of Books to Nigeria

BFA supporter Tunji Adesesan has sent over 16,000 books to Nigerian schools and prison libraries over the past several years. Read more about how and why he's done it in our latest success story!

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Behind the Scenes: BFA's Partnership with Better World Books

Better World Books is BFA's largest single supplier of university and library books, having shipped 14 semi trailer loads of books to us this calendar year alone! Go behind the scenes at our Georgia warehouse in this video to see where it all happens.

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