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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Books For Africa Celebrates DOD Partnership at Warehouse Open House Parties in Georgia and Minnesota

Books For Africa hosted warehouse parties in our Minnesota and Georgia warehouses last week! These celebrations, held annually, are a way to thank our donors, volunteers, and supporters that make our work possible. We were delighted to host Minnesota Congresswoman Betty McCollum as a special guest and speaker at our Minnesota event!

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Books For Africa Receives New Shipment of 10 Law & Democracy Libraries from Partner Thomson Reuters

On the occasion of its Georgia warehouse party, Books For Africa received a set of 10 Law & Democracy Libraries from its partner, Thomson Reuters. Executive Director Pat Plonski and Board President Mike Essien were on site to observe the delivery.

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Nigerian Royalty Visits Books For Africa Warehouse

His Royal Majesty Richard Oghenevwogaga Ebelle Okorefe I said he deeply appreciates the mission and contribution of Books For Africa over the years.

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Books Inspire Readers of All Ages in Kenya

Books For Africa is pleased to share the latest report from Kenya from librarian Esther Muinde, a recipient of Kenya Connect.

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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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