What Type of Book Donations Do We Seek?

Books in the English language on the following subjects are particularly desirable:


  • Science (General or specific)
  • Math
  • English (Usage, Grammar and Speech)
  • World History
  • World Geography
  • Economics/Business
  • Health/Career/How to
  • Fine Arts (Music, Art History and related topics)

Library Resource/Reference

  • Dictionaries
  • Thesauruses
  • Encyclopedias (2002 or later)
  • National Geographics (any year)

Reading Books

Fiction and Non-fiction appropriate for middle school and high school aged students.

Partner Donations

Bookfriends invites middle schools, secondary schools and libraries to meet with us regarding their book replacement policy.  Becoming our partner helps us fulfill the mission of providing books to secondary schools in Africa where they are most needed.

It takes thousands of books for us to accomplish this goal. Before discarding used books please think of Bookfriends. We also encourage you to consider the valued assistance of a monetary donation to ship those books to schools halfway around the world.

Individual Donations

Individual and family book donations continue to be a very important contributor to our supply of books. Your book donations are processed, packed and shipped to schools where the need is greatest, to provide hope to students and teachers for a better future.

Publishers and Book Stores

We accept overstock and clearance book donations that are appropriate for secondary school age students. This includes books for American grades 5 to 12.

If you are able to partner with Bookfriends, please contact us so we can make arrangements to contact you for more details.  And remember, before discarding used books please think of Bookfriends.

Why we don’t send computers to Africa

A commonly asked question is: “Why don’t you send computers to African schools?”. The recipient schools do not have an adequate supply of electricity. Lack of maintenance of the computers and theft are issues. Also, most of our schools do not have Internet access.