BFA Executive Director Visits Recipients, Makes Connections on Africa Trip

March 1st, 2018

Following our 30 th anniversary fundraising tour in Cape Town, South Africa, BFA Founder Tom Warth and Executive Director Patrick Plonski embarked on a series of site visits to check in with recipients and learn about successes and challenges of their book projects.


Partnership With The Giving Exchange Delivers For Students In Nairobi

February 27th, 2018

Books For Africa recently partnered with The Giving Exchange to deliver over 20,000 books to 12 libraries in schools and orphanages in Nairobi, Kenya. BFA is proud to partner with The Giving Exchange for this remarkable project, which will give Kenyan students the tools they need to succeed in school for years to come!


Books For Africa 30th Anniversary Cape Town Tour and Partner Meetings

February 13th, 2018

In January 2018, a group of 23 Books For Africa supporters visited Cape Town, South Africa, with the purpose of raising funds in celebration of Books For Africa’s 30th Anniversary. The group raised over $27,000, which will provide more than 60,000 books to schools in South Africa.


For 30 years, Books For Africa gets Minnesota books to the neediest in the world

Shannon Prather

Star Tribune

January 22nd, 2018

It was 30 years ago that Minnesota-based world traveler Tom Warth, shocked by what he called a book famine in Africa, shipped several mailbags of used books out of a church basement to libraries and schools there. That modest gesture grew into St. Paul-based Books For Africa, one of the state’s best-known international charities that has become the world’s largest supplier of donated books to Africa.