Books give people power
They provide the information and the inspiration that people need to build a more equal future. So we work for a world where everyone has access to books.
Tinotenda in Bulawayo
I come to read these books almost every day after knocking off from school, then I come again on Saturday.
Habiba in Greece
I think the books are very good for me – for my heart.
Ruth in Malawi
I believe a person who doesn’t read books is not a learner.
Dalia in West Bank
When I feel happy or sad, you’ll find me here in the school library digging through the books.
Madame Anne in Kenya
I am passionate about books because books changed me. I am a different person because of them
Eletina in Malawi
If I never had access to books, things would be different
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From our team
We can only share the power of books because of our generous supporters, our inspiring partners and our many friends. You can meet a few of them on our blog.
Partner voice: Sierra Leone Library Board
Since 2016 we’ve provided 376,117 books to readers in Sierra Leone. The Acting Chief Librarian at Sierra Leone Library Board, who receive the books, told us how they process so many!Read more
Readers in new places
Hear from our Head of Programmes, Sam Sokoya, about our 2023 Community Reading Awards – a scheme that gives grants to innovative partners who believe in helping people access the power of books.Read more
A very special visitor
We recently welcomed Her Majesty The Queen Consort for a visit. In this blog, our Chief Executive reflects on the day, and what it meant to readers around the world.Read more