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Books for Africa

Acceptable books are gently used and relevant to an African reader in English, or in French.
Books For Africa accepts: children's books; books that are 15 years old or newer, primary, secondary, and college textbooks (soft and hard cover) published in the last 15 years; dictionaries or reference books published in the last 10 years; medical, nursing, technical and science books published in the last 10 years; School/office supplies—paper, pencils, pens, wall charts, maps, etc.
Not accepted: encyclopedia sets, cookbooks, home decor or wedding books, magazines or academic journals, music books for k-12, American history or civics, murder mysteries or titles with the words kill, die, murder, etc., ethnocentric books, such as the biography of Abe Lincoln or history of Ohio. Mail boxes of books (less than 50 lbs) to: BOOKS FOR AFRICA WAREHOUSE - GEORGIA; 1491 Cobb Industrial Drive, Bldg B; Marietta, GA 30066 USA

Item Notes Method Destination
Books - Children's
  • Free Mail-in
  • Reuse
Books - Hard Cover
  • Free Mail-in
  • Reuse
Books - Soft Cover
  • Free Mail-in
  • Reuse
Books - Textbooks
  • Free Mail-in
  • Reuse
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