September is Books For Africa’s Reading Month!

September is Books For Africa’s Reading Month!

This month, you can celebrate the power of books in a number of ways.

  • Donate your new or gently used children’s books!

BFA always needs children’s books to send to the schools and libraries of Africa. Clear off your shelves for the coming school year by sending us your gently used children’s books. Share the books that helped you learn to read!

If you are in Minneapolis/St. Paul (MN), books can be taken to our St. Paul warehouse or dropped off at one of your favorite local book stores!

The Bookcase of Wayzata (607 East Lake St., Wayzata, MN 55391)
Common Good Books (38 S. Snelling Ave., St. Paul, MN 55105)
Micawber’s Books (2238 Carter Ave., St. Paul, MN 55108)
The Red Balloon Bookshop (891 Grand Ave., St. Paul, MN 55105)

  • Host a Back to School Book Drive at your school!

Have all of your friends and classmates join you in collecting books to send to schools and libraries in Africa. You can hold book drive competitions, have fun themes, or simply collect books for a great cause.

  • Help us send books to new places by donating to the Fill the Gap campaign!

For Reading Month we are launching the new BFA “Fill the Gap” Initiative. We are raising $10,300 to send a container of BFA books to Libya! We have never sent books to schools or libraries in this quickly changing country. More details coming soon!

  • Celebrate UNESCO's International Literacy Day with BFA!

Join BFA at Common Good Books on September 8 from 4:00-5:00 PM for coffee, cookies and children’s stories. Bring your family to enjoy an afternoon celebrating the power of books. Please bring a new or gently used book to the event.

  • Join BFA at our South African Braai!

Come enjoy our annual warehouse party with South African BBQ, wine and beer, and words of wisdom about “Mobilizing Diaspora Connections” on Saturday, September 15 from 11:15-2:00 PM. This event is free and open to the public.
Special thanks to our premier event sponsor, Thomson Reuters.