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

Upcoming Events

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

MN Orchestra Hall Sommerfest

Jul 19 - Aug 2, 2018

A Night With Ipso Facto For Books For Africa

June 27, 2018

2018 Kilimanjaro Society Reception

June 27, 2018

Atlanta Warehouse Party

June 9, 2018

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