Books For Africa Executive Director Interviewed by

January 29th, 2021

Books For Africa Executive Director Patrick Plonski was recently interviewed by the people at, a Swedish initiative that offers a podcast in which they talk to organizations and experts dedicated to doing good in the world.


How Can Your Old Textbook Fight the Book Famine in Africa?

January 29th, 2021

You know you have read a great book when it leaves you feeling empowered, edified and uplifted. Books for Africa is the world’s largest shipper of books to the African continent. It believes in the transformative potential of reading and aims to inspire hope and create a culture of literacy. Find out how books you no longer need could nourish a new generation of thought leaders thousands of miles away.


Books For Africa Makes List of Top 100 Minnesota Nonprofits

Patrick Kennedy

Star Tribune

January 25th, 2021

Books For Africa once again made the list of Minnesota's top 100 nonprofits! Check out this year's list published by the Minneapolis Star Tribune.


The Inception of G.L.E.A.N.

Amir Doctry

G.L.E.A.N. Co-founder

January 22nd, 2021

Read the story of the inception of G.L.E.A.N. for Tanzania, a global network of students and teachers working to improve the lives of students, and how Books For Africa is helping them achieve their goal, in the works of G.L.E.A.N. Co-founder Amir Doctry.


Donated Books Vital to Remote Learning in Africa

H.E. Barfuor Adjei-Barwuah and Tom Warth

Atlanta Journal Constitution

December 30th, 2020

When Books For Africa (BFA) began after a visit to a library with empty shelves in Uganda in 1988, we had no idea that 32 years later BFA would be shipping its 50 millionth book to the African continent.


Despite Challenging Year, Books For Africa Program Hits Milestone

Mike Moen

Public News Service

December 29th, 2020

As 2020, with all of its challenges, draws to a close, a Minnesota nonprofit is celebrating some good news. A longstanding effort focusing on donating books to communities across the African continent saw its 50 millionth item sent this week.