Category Archives: Kenya

May Book of the Month

We have chosen Martin Woodcock‘s beautiful Safari Sketchbook: a bird painter’s African odyssey, as our Book of the Month for May. Book Aid International’s mission is “to work in partnership with libraries in Africa providing books, resources and training to support an … Continue reading

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Going digital in Kenya

In April 2015, our Director Alison Hubert made a trip to Kenya to visit some of the libraries where we have been piloting tablets and e-readers and to attend an e-reading conference in Nairobi. Over to Alison to tell us … Continue reading

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Celebrating our generous book donors

As it’s International Book Giving Day, we wanted to celebrate and say thank you to all the publishers, authors and individuals who have donated new books to Book Aid International so far this year. We all know that sense of … Continue reading

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Hooray for Harry!

To celebrate Harry Potter Book Night, we thought we would delve into our archives and have a look at some of the places we sent copies of Harry Potter books generously donated by Bloomsbury Publishing in 2014. Kenya: National Book Development … Continue reading

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First in-country donation in Kenya

James Kimani, our East Africa Representative, recently received Book Aid International’s first ever book donation from the book industry in Kenya. The donation of nearly 1,000 books was made by Laxmi Booksellers & Stationers Ltd in Nairobi and ranged from … Continue reading

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