We are the UK’s leading international book donation and library support charity, and we work for a world where everyone has access to books.
Our vision is a world where everyone has access to books that will enrich, improve and change their lives.
We work around 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.
Our work is only possible through the work of our staff, volunteers, trustees and many friends.
When you join our team, you’ll be helping to share the power of books with millions of people around the world.
Our organisation was founded in 1954 by Hermione, Countess of Ranfurly, who recognised the power of books.
Read our latest publications, including our Annual Review and BookLinks; our quarterly newsletter for organisations working to encourage reading.
Our Chair, Dr Alice Prochaska reflects on the passing of Her Majesty The Queen.
We join with people across the UK, the Commonwealth and the world in expressing our deep sorrow at the death of Her Majesty the Queen.
Hear from our Head of Programmes about our Community Reading Awards.