Our thanks to Platinum Sponsor Thomson Reuters and our other 30th Anniversary Sponsors for supporting BFA events throughout the year!

Upcoming Events

Atlanta Warehouse Party

June 9, 2018
Join BFA supporters and volunteers for a party at our Atlanta Warehouse!  This event, being held in recognition of BFA's 30th anniversary, is free to attend and open to the public.  Beverages and African fare will be provided.  We will also observe the departure of a container bound for Central African Republic, the only remaining African country that has not received a BFA container of books - we are excited to celebrate this momentous achievement with supporters and volunteers that have made this possible!  Contact the BFA Atlanta Warehouse with questions or for more information at 404-603-8680.

2018 Kilimanjaro Society Reception

June 27, 2018
This invite-only event for BFA Kilimanjaro Society members is being held at The University Club in Saint Paul, MN.  This year's guests of honor will be you African leaders from the U.S. State Department's Mandela Washington Fellowship Program.  Guests will enjoy a dinner, followed by a poolside concert featuring local reggae band Ipso Facto!
June 27, 2018

Support Books For Africa & hang out poolside with "the most popular reggae band to ever emerge from the Minnesota Tundra!"  A $35 Books For Africa donation is required for admittance, and the party will go from 7:30pm - 10:30pm; cash bar & food will be available.  We hope to see you there!

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Jul 19 - Aug 2, 2018

Nelson Mandela is the focus of the Minnesota Orchestra’s newly announced Sommerfest 2018, which includes an International Day of Music and a performance by South African ensemble Ladysmith Black Mambazo.  BFA donation bins will be placed throughout Orchestra Hall with the goal of collecting more than 20,000 books over the course of the event.  BFA will also be shipping a container of books to South Africa in honor of this event and Mandela's legacy!

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September 28, 2018

Join Books For Africa supporters from near and far in Minneapolis, Minnesota  to celebrate having supplied more than 40 million books throughout the entire continent of Africa.  The event features an African inspired meal, live music, an African marketplace, exciting VIP guest speakers, and the chance to connect with BFA supporters from around the world!

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Minnesota Warehouse Party

September 29, 2018

Join BFA as we celebrate YOU!  We couldn't accomplish our goals without your help as we approach our 30th anniversary, we are excited to have eclipsed 40 million books shipped to Africa the the support of our generous donors, volunteers and supporters.  To say thank you, we are hosting a party at our Saint Paul, MN warehouse that will include FREE FOOD & DRINKS.  Join us for a South African style Braii, featuring sausage, and a variety of traditional African fare.  We will also be hosting a live concert with music from BFA's own Warehouse Band, as well as MN's favorite reggae band Ipso Facto!

Past Events

2018 "Education: Rooted in Reading" Luncheon

May 16, 2018

Reading and Discussion with MN Book Award Winners

May 15, 2018

Law & Democracy Reception With Kofi Annan

May 7, 2018

2018 BFA Summit Society Reception

April 30, 2018

BFA 30th Anniversary Celebration - Cape Town, South Africa

January 15-21, 2018

Books For Africa Youth March For Literacy - St. Paul, MN

September 24, 2017

2017 Books For Africa Warehouse Party

September 9, 2017

A Night with Ipso Facto for Books For Africa

July 26-27, 2017

Rotary International Convention - Atlanta, GA

June 10-14, 2017

New York Times East Africa Bureau Chief to speak in Minneapolis

May 29-30, 2017