Bessler Launches Book With Benefit for Books for Africa

September 11th, 2014

Minnesota Lawyer reports on the book release of "The Birth of American Law" by John Bessler, held in benefit of the Books For Africa Jack Mason Law & Democracy Initiative.


BFA sent more books to schools and libraries in Africa last year than ever before, including more books to African law schools!

July 17th, 2012

In the past year, BFA sent 205 containers of books to 22 different African nations. That means that more than 2.2 million books (worth more than $28 million) were shipped to people who are hungry to read and hungry to learn. That is more books than we have ever sent in a one year period! Among those books, fourteen law libraries were sent to law schools and legal groups in Africa through our special Jack Mason Law & Democracy Initiative.


The Africa Committee of the American Bar Association, Thomson Reuters and Books For Africa contribute books to the Ghana School of Law

April 30th, 2012

The Ghana School of Law (GSL) , located in Accra, Ghana, is one of the top law institutions in Africa. More than 5,000 lawyers have graduated from GSL since it first opened its doors. However, budget and resource constraints have hindered institutional development until recently.


In Libya and elsewhere, the best hope lies in literacy

Kofi Annan and Walter Mondale

Minnesota Public Radio

September 22nd, 2011


Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi Law Firm Features Books For Africa in Community Service Report

September 20th, 2011

The Jack Mason Law & Democracy Initiative of Books For Africa recently was featured in “Share A Dream: A Summary of Sharing 2010,” a document that summarizes the incredible charitable work performed last year by the law firm Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi (RKMC) . RKMC provides the most financial support of any of our supportive law firms to the Jack Mason Law & Democracy Initiative. They have been our top donor since the program was created three years ago.