Books For Africa remains the largest shipper of donated text and library books to the African continent, shipping over 60 million books to all 55 countries on the African continent since 1988.  In fiscal year 2023 alone, Books For Africa shipped approximately 4,029,000 books, valued at over $32.6 million, to 32 African countries, the most books ever shipped by Books For Africa in a single year. Approximately 800,000 digital books were also shipped on 116 computers and 150 tablets. Over $2.6 million was raised to ship these books to partners across 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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BFA Hosts Visit From Zambian Ambassador

Books For Africa was honored to host H.E. Ambassador Chibamba Kanyama from the Republic of Zambia to the US, for a meeting at our Minnesota warehouse and a reception at the University Club of St Paul.

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Books For Africa Launches Online Merchandise Store

Books For Africa is pleased to now have an online merchandise store where supporters can purchase BFA gear – a portion of each sale goes to support our programs!

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Books For Africa Hosts Rwandan Ambassador at Annual Luncheon 2024: “A Book For Every Child”

Books For Africa was delighted to host Rwandan Ambassador Mathilde Mukantabana as its keynote speaker at the 2024 Annual Luncheon. Read Her Excellency’s remarks and see more photos in our latest success story!

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Ambassador Mukantabana of Rwanda to keynote annual Books For Africa luncheon in Minnesota

Rwanda’s ambassador to the United States, Mathilde Mukantabana, will deliver the keynote address at the annual Books for Africa fundraising luncheon on Friday, May 10 in Roseville, MN

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BFA Volunteer Superstar: Shelly Kacergis

Books For Africa relies on thousands of volunteers to handle the sorting and packaging of a variety of books. Among our amazing volunteers, Shelly Kacergis's passion and dedication stand out; Shelly has donated over 500 hours of her time to BFA!. A resident of Atlanta for thirty-two years and a retired community bank employee, she enjoys hands-on volunteer work in addition to financially…

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