Mankato-based publisher to donate 300,000 books to Africa

A Mankato-based children's book publisher is donating 300,000 overstock books to a nonprofit group that collects and ships books to African countries.

The donation from Capstone is the largest that Twin Cities-based Books For Africa has received in several years, officials said.

The donated books, which Capstone says are worth $5 million, will be shipped to the Books For Africa warehouse in St. Paul starting on Wednesday. They'll then be packed and shipped to Africa.