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 55 million books to all 55 countries on the African continent since 1988.  Last year alone, Books For Africa shipped 3.2 million books, valued at over $26.7 million, and 355 computers and e-readers containing over 1,065,000 digital books, to 27 African countries. More than $2.3 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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Kenyan Ambassador Visits Books For Africa

Books For Africa welcomed His Excellency Lazarus Amayo, Ambassador of Kenya to the U.S., at a luncheon Friday at St. Paul’s University Club, which was also attended by Congresswoman Betty McCollum. The luncheon celebrated BFA being named a preferred partner of the Department of Defense Humanitarian Assistance Program.

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Books For Africa Welcomes Mandela Fellows to Minnesota Warehouse

Books For Africa recently welcomed a group of 24 young African leaders from 15 countries across the continent to our warehouse in St. Paul, Minnesota, where they met with BFA staff and board members and helped sort and pack books.

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Ambassador of Togo Visits Books For Africa Warehouse

His Excellency Frédéric Edem Hegbe, Ambassador of Togo to the U.S., recently visited the Books For Africa warehouse in Marietta, Georgia.

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Books For Africa Wraps Up Highly Successful Fiscal Year 22 With Over 3.2 Million Books Shipped

On June 30, Books For Africa concluded its third-most-successful fiscal year to date, shipping over 3.2 million books to 27 countries in Africa.

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Books For Africa Meets with Ambassadors, State Department Officials and Top Donors in Washington, D.C.

A delegation of Books For Africa leadership recently travelled to Washington to attend the annual BFA Summit Society Reception, meetings with ambassadors, State Department officials, senators, representatives, and top donors.

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