Book Aid International is a UK registered charity which shares the power of books and helps create a more equal world.
Our vision is a world where everyone has access to books that will enrich, improve and change their lives.
We work around the world where people need books.
We work with partners to make sure books that will have the biggest impact go where they are needed most.
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.
At Book Aid International all the income we receive is from voluntary donations – we receive no government grants.
Between now and 2025 we will focus on creating the opportunity to read for people who face the greatest barriers to learning.
We’re here for journalists interested in everything book-related.
Our work is only possible through the work of our staff, volunteers, trustees and many friends.
Our organisation was founded in 1954 by Hermione, Countess of Ranfurly, who recognised the power of books.
When you join our team, you’ll be helping to share the power of books with millions of people around the world.
Read our latest publications, including our Annual Review and Strategy.
Hear from our Chief Executive Alison Tweed, about this year’s London Book Fair.
This year with your support, we sent over 1.2 million books to people who need them most. Our Chief Executive Alison Tweed looks back at 2023.
Why do libraries become targets during conflict? And why do so many put themselves in harm’s way to protect them? In this blog, our chair Dr. Alice Prochaska reflects on these questions, and more.