Why donate your books to us

Without the generosity of the publishing industry, our work would not be possible. Almost all the books we send are donated to us by publishers and the book trade. Donations of brand-new book returns and overstocks enable us to provide top-quality, up-to-date material to our partners in sub-Saharan Africa.

Lusaka City Library

Book Aid International offers publishers a satisfying alternative to the dilemma of pulping perfectly good books which are so valuable, especially to readers in areas of the world where books are really scarce. Through us, publishers can redirect their overstocks and returns and make a contribution to the provision of educational opportunities for some of the most disadvantaged people of the world.

Our book donors

We are especially grateful for the support of the following publishers:

Chunga High School, Lusaka

Andersen Press, Bloomsbury, Cambridge University Press, Cengage Learning, Coordination Group Publications, Hachette Children’s Books, Harper Collins, Hodder, John Wiley & Sons, Macmillan, Oxford University Press, Pearson Education Ltd, Reed Elsevier, Rising Stars, Sage Publications, Taylor & Francis, and Walker Books.

Further information

Download our information leaflet to find out more about how publishers work with us.

We would like to hear from any publishers or booksellers with brand-new books, large or small, who are interested in working with us to help provide books for the developing world. Please contact Simon Mercer on 020 7733 3577 or by email.

We also rely on financial donations from companies in order to send these books to our partners.  If your company is able to support our work please visit our corporate donations area.

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