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 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.
We’re here for journalists interested in everything book-related.
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.
We join the world in expressing our deepest sympathies to everyone affected by the recent earthquakes in Turkey.
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.
Looking for a charity gift for the book lover in your life? We have just the thing.