Bake for Books

Baking is fun, relaxing and hugely satisfying, just like books! Enjoy the pleasure of baking delicious treats whilst raising money so more people can enjoy the pleasure of reading.

From the simplest chocolate crispy cakes to elaborate creations worthy of the Great British Bake Off, here are some helpful hints on where to sell them.




At work

– Entice your work colleagues with a few cakes on a Friday afternoon!

– Make it a competition and get your colleagues involved by organising a Great Bookish Bake Off

At school

– During lunch or break time at school

– At a school play, concert, fete or parents evening.

At home

– Celebrate your birthday by holding a Mad Hatter’s tea party!

– Organise a ‘bake for books’ day at your local library

– Sell your cakes at local community events – street parties, fetes or car boot sales!

Here are just a few of our favourite recipes . . . indulge!




To receive a fundraising pack containing postcards, bookmarks and leaflets about our work, please get in touch or call 020 7733 3577.

We love to hear about your stories, so don’t forget to tell us about your activities as we can feature your fundraising on our blog, Twitter or Facebook page!

Your donation will go a long way in helping to ensure that more people in sub-Saharan Africa have access to books and can experience the joy of reading. Find out more about the work your fundraising will support here.

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