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To address the book famine that exists in many underdeveloped countries and promote worldwide literacy by establishing libraries using generous donations, volunteers, donated books.

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About Us

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At Books for Development, we are driven by a simple yet powerful mission of addressing the book shortage that plagues many developing countries, preventing children and adults alike from accessing the transformative power of literacy.

As an all-volunteer organization, we rely on the generosity of donations and the tireless efforts of our volunteers to sort, box, and ship books to developing nations around the globe, creating libraries that become beacons of knowledge and opportunity for the communities we serve. 

See Our Mission In Action!

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Making A Difference

With over 1.5 million books delivered and over 500 libraries established, our reach extends across African & Spanish-Speaking Countries.

But our impact goes beyond the numbers. It is seen in the smiles of children as they explore new worlds within the pages of a book and felt in the unity and celebration of communities coming together for the opening of a library.

Our Team

We are powered by a dedicated team of passionate volunteers who believe in the transformative power of books and literacy. Each member of our team is an invaluable contributor, sharing their time, skills, and enthusiasm to make a difference in the lives of people in the developing world.

BFD Team Sorting Books

Our Partners

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We are proud to collaborate with a wide range of partners who help us fulfill our mission of promoting literacy and establishing libraries in developing communities. From local organizations to international nonprofits, we work towards a common goal of creating access to books and fostering a love for reading.

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