Books For Africa 30th Anniversary Celebration in Cape Town, South Africa

July 17th, 2017

Books for Africa is planning a trip to Cape Town in January of 2018 to celebrate 30 years of working to end the book famine in Africa. Included will be a climb of Table Mountain, tours of Cape Town and visits to recipient BFA schools!


Books for Africa: Ending the Book Famine in Sub-Saharan Africa

Sydney Missigman

Borgen Project Blog

July 16th, 2017

Most people know that education is the key to ending global poverty. If the next generation of leaders, entrepreneurs, teachers and parents are better educated, they will be more equipped to improve their conditions. Books for Africa is an organization that is working to accomplish that goal today. Its message is clearly stated on its website: “education is the great equalizer in the world, and books are at the foundation of a strong educational system.”


Africa's economic potential is waiting to be tapped

Carlos Dos Santos & Jeffrey Sturchio

Star Tribune

June 4th, 2017

Business and government leaders understand that business investment alone will not have a significant impact on Africa's success. It will take a combination of the work of NGOs such as St. Paul-based Books For Africa and US AID support for developing countries, whose funding faces possible severe cuts. Since 1988 BFA has shipped 39 million school and law books to 49 African countries. Books are critical to the education of Africa's students and future workforce.


Books For Africa 2016 Annual Report: Words Change Worlds

February 28th, 2017

Books For Africa is excited to share our 2016 Annual Report! 2016 was a fantastic year here at BFA, and the generous support of our donors has allowed us to make great strides in fighting the African book famine. Check out the report to see highlights from the year and find out more about what BFA is doing.


Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars perform concert for Books for Africa

Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder

February 15th, 2017

Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars performed live at the Amsterdam Bar & Hall to help raise funds for Books For Africa.


Institution Receives Donation of Books Worth $27m

Pulse Nigeria

January 23rd, 2017

Edwin Clark University (ECU), Kiagbodo in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta has received donation of books worth 27 million US dollars.