Capstone Donates $3 Million in Books to School Libraries in Africa

Just in time for the holidays, children's book publisher Capstone is donating $5 million worth of books to Books For Africa, the largest shipper of donated text and library books to the continent.

Some 300,000 overstock books already began their journey to Africa on November 24, when they left the publisher's warehouse in Mankato, MN, and made their way to the Books For Africa offices in St. Paul, MN. The books are now being sorted and packaged for shipment to Africa.

"This incredibly generous donation from Capstone is one of the largest publisher donations received by Books For Africa we can remember and will fill many, many school libraries across Africa with books," says Pat Plonski, the nonprofit organization's executive director. "We truly appreciate the tremendous support of everyone at Capstone in helping to increase levels of education and literacy across Africa. Through education we can prevent many problems in the developing world."