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 52 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 650,000 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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Books For Africa Hosts Ambassador of the African Union for an Evening of Conversation in Saint Paul

Books For Africa was pleased to host Her Excellency Hilda Suka-Mafudze, Ambassador of the African Union to the United States, for a conversation at the University Club of Saint Paul.

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Books For Africa Partners with Global Minnesota for World Food Day Symposium

Books For Africa is pleased to partner with Global Minnesota to promote the World Food Day Symposium on October 15, a free virtual symposium to promote global awareness and action around hunger and healthy eating for all.

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Sir Emeka Offor Meets with Books For Africa Director, Warehouse Staff

Books For Africa was pleased to meet with our Nigerian partner Sir Emeka Offor in both Georgia and Washington, DC. The purpose of the meetings was to inspect books, discuss strategy, and transfer a Merck Manual tablet as part of BFA’s partnership with Merck.

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Krio Language Books and Girls Empowerment Collections Distributed in Sierra Leone

The Sierra Leone Book Trust has been busy distributing books just in time for the school year. This distribution included local language books and girls empowerment collections. Check out the great photos from distribution!

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Books For Africa Collaborating with U.S. Global Leadership Coalition for Heartland Summit

USGLC’s inaugural virtual Heartland Summit is an event to showcase what America’s role in the world is worth to communities across America’s heartland. Books For Africa is a partner of this event – check out more details and register!

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