How to donate books

Book Aid Africa collects unwanted, new or fairly used educational/reference books for use in primary and secondary schools and for students higher and further education.

Books can be in any subject area but will need to be in good condition and published within the last 15 years.

Books can be dropped off at our warehouse: 8 Lombard Street, Sunderland SR1 2HS - email

Publishers and Libraries can donate books and have them delivered to our warehouse– please contact us on 07504 621835 or by email at: to arrange a delivery. In some cases you may find a local business happy to support Book Aid for Africa by either paying for or arranging shipping. In this case please contact us to confirm delivery details.

Book Collection Points

As well as books, BAFA also needs book collection points nationwide. If you can provide such a facility, we would be very keen to hear from you by phone on 07504 621835, or by email at:

BAFA wishes to acknowledge the following institutions who have made generous donations of books:

  • Heworth Grange Comprehensive School, Gateshead
  • St. Robert's of New Minster RC and Sixth Form College, Washington
  • St. Anthony's RC Girls School, Sunderland
  • Washington School, Spoutlane, Washington
  • University of Sunderland Library
  • School of Computing and Engineering, University of Sunderland
  • Faculty of Business and Law, University of Sunderland