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.  Last year alone, Books For Africa shipped over 1.6 million books, valued at over $16 million, to 31 African countries. Approximately 1 million digital books were also shipped on 357 computers and tablets. Over $2.2 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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Books For Africa and Louis Brownstone Bring 20,000 Medical Books to Ghana

Books For Africa recently partnered with Louis Brownstone to send 20,000 high-level medical books to Ghana. Check out the thank-you video we received!

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2024 Mandela Fellows, Special Guests Recognized at BFA Warehouse Party

Books For Africa held its 2024 Minnesota Warehouse Party in July! It was a chance to get together with BFA supporters and some very special guests! Read more and check out the photo slideshow here!

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Minnesota Volunteer Kevin Brown and Northfield Rotary Club Awarded Distinguished Kilimanjaro Society Honor

Books For Africa awarded its distinguished Kilimanjaro Society award to a top volunteer, Kevin Brown, and a top donor, the Northfield Rotary Club, at its Ambassadors Circle reception in June. Read more about the background of these BFA supporters!

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BFA Visits With African Diplomatic Corps and Key Partners in DC

BFA leaders spent this week in Washington, DC, visiting with members of the African diplomatic corps and hosting a Summit Society reception at the Embassy of Rwanda. Check out photos from the event!

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Donor's Legacy Spans BFA History

In the heart of every philanthropist lies a desire to make a difference that outlasts their own lifetime. We recently sat down with Michael Henley, a dedicated member of Books For Africa's Legacy Society and former board member, to discuss the profound impact of planned giving and how it can shape the future of our organization.

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