About us

Book Aid International is a UK registered charity which shares the power of books and helps create a more equal world.

Our mission and vision

Our vision is a world where everyone has access to books that will enrich, improve and change their lives.

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Where we work

We work around around the world where people need books.

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How we select and send books

We work with partners to make sure books that will have the biggest impact go where they are needed most.

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Our impact

Books give people the power to change their lives for the better and create a more equal future. Every year, we offer the opportunity to read to millions.

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Our finances

At Book Aid International all the income we receive is from voluntary donations – we receive no government grants.

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Press Centre

We’re here for journalists interested in everything book-related.

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Our vision 2025

Between now and 2025 we will focus on creating the opportunity to read for people who face the greatest barriers to learning.

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Our people

Our work is only possible through the work of our staff, volunteers, trustees and many friends.

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Work with us

When you join our team, you’ll be helping to share the power of books with millions of people around the world.

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Our history

Our organisation was founded in 1954 by Hermione, Countess of Ranfurly, who recognised the power of books.

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Reports and publications

Read our latest publications, including our Annual Review and BookLinks; our quarterly newsletter for organisations working to encourage reading.

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Read our blog

Hear from staff, volunteers and supporters and learn more about who we are.


A year to remember

In 2022, we supported new countries, welcomed volunteers and sent more than one million books. In this blog our Chief Executive reflects on the year, and on what lies ahead.

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