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 51 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 Jack Mason 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 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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Latest BFA Shipment Brings Total Books Shipped to Zambezi Schoolbook Project to Over 1.4 Million

Books For Africa recently heard from its partner Children in the Wilderness (CITW), which has been at work distributing books to primary schools in the rural region of Tsholotsho, Zimbabwe. BFA’s collaboration with the Zambezi Schoolbook Project has now brought over 1.4 million books to Zimbabwe!

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Books For Africa Donates Books to Support Orphans and Vulnerable Children in South Africa

Books For Africa recently supported FHI 360 South Africa’s Capacity Development and Support program with a shipment of over 40,000 books for the purposes of supporting orphans and vulnerable children who are at risk or affected by HIV.

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The African Union Mission to the United States and Books For Africa Expand Joint Efforts in Support of African Education and the Enhancement of the longstanding Cultural Relations Between the United States and Africa

The African Union Ambassador to the United States, Her Excellency Hilda Suka-Mafudze, served as the keynote speaker for the grand opening of the Books For Africa (BFA) Atlanta warehouse on June 26, 2021. The event took place against the backdrop of the celebration of the African Union 2021 theme of the year: “Arts, Culture and Heritage: Levers for Building the Africa We Want.”

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Books For Africa Celebrates Opening of New Georgia Warehouse

Dignitaries including African Union Ambassador Hilda Suka-Mafudze were present in Marietta, Georgia, on Saturday to mark the opening of BFA’s new warehouse. Check out the photos and quotes from the event!

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