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 54 million books to all 55 countries on the African continent since 1988.  Last year alone, Books For Africa shipped 3.1 million books, valued at over $26.2 million, and 224 computers and e-readers containing over 885,000 digital books, to 28 African countries. More than $3.1 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 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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The Latest

Books Inspire Readers of All Ages in Kenya

Books For Africa recently heard from Kenya Connect Container Captain Sharon Runge, who recounted some stories from the recent distribution of their container shipment in Wamunyu, Kenya.

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Books For Africa Hosts Kenyan Delegations

Books For Africa was honored to recently host two delegations from Kenyan universities at its Minnesota warehouse facility.  Both delegations expressed strong interest in securing books for their universities from BFA.

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Vikings Community Relations Team Volunteer at St. Paul Warehouse

Books For Africa’s St. Paul warehouse was pleased to host members of the Minnesota Vikings Community Relations team as they volunteered sorting and packing books.

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Books For Africa Supports 2022 World Health Day

Books For Africa is pleased to support Global Minnesota in presenting the World Health Day Symposium on April 7th. This year’s theme is “Accelerating Health Equity by Design.”

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Books For Africa Receives 2022 Guidestar Platinum Seal of Transparency

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

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