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 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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Books For Africa Awarded 10th Consecutive Top Rating by Charity Navigator, Enters Top 3 Percent of US Charities

For the tenth year in a row, Books For Africa has been awarded Charity Navigator’s 4-star rating, the highest rating given by the country’s leading charity evaluator. This puts BFA in the top 3% of charities nationwide.

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Ambassadors of Ghana and the African Union host annual Books For Africa Summit Society Reception in Washington D.C.

The Ambassadors of Ghana and the African Union jointly hosted Books For Africa’s annual Summit Society Reception at the Embassy of Ghana in Washington D.C. See photos and read the Ghanaian Ambassador’s remarks here!

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Books For Africa FY 2021 Recipient Feedback Survey

Books For Africa has just completed its sixth year of post-shipment feedback surveys! Recipients overwhelmingly reported that the books they received were useful and of high quality, and we can look back over six years of consistently positive trends.

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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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