About us

At Book Aid International, we understand the opportunities and pleasure that reading can bring and we believe everyone should have the chance to read.

Through reading, people can change their own lives for the better and shape their own futures. In places where books are scarce, libraries are often the best places for people to discover the joy of reading. By supporting libraries, we can provide access to books for around 29 million people each year.

We work with UK publishers to supply brand new books to over 3,000 libraries. Every year, we send around one million brand new, carefully selected books each. Most of our work takes place in Africa but we also work in other locations where the need for books is great.