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’s Annual Kilimanjaro Society Reception in Minnesota

The annual Kilimanjaro Reception took place in Minnesota on August 18. Check out the photos and summary of award winners in our latest story!

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Congresswoman Lucy McBath and Akwa Ibom State Government Delegation visit Books For Africa Warehouse

Books For Africa was honored to welcome a site visit to its warehouse facility on August 7th by Marietta Congresswoman Lucy McBath and representatives of the Akwa Ibom State Government (Nigeria)

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Books For Africa Achieves Success in a Challenging Year, with Books Shipped to 28 Countries

Books For Africa is pleased to report that it closed a successful fiscal year 2021 at the end of June, despite the challenges of the past year! Check out some of the numbers and charts showing our FY2021 shipments.

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