How it works

Welcome to Curiosity by Books2Africa. Let’s help you get started with finding, reserving, and receiving your first donated book.

  1. Select your Books2Africa Office

    Use the location icon to choose the Books2Africa office in your country to view books available at your location. We are opening more offices across Africa soon so if your country is not available yet, select the nearest available country or choose Global to see all titles.

  2. Search or Browse Available Titles

    Use the search field above to start searching the title or author of any book you have in mind or click “Browse” to view available titles according to our Books2Africa collections and categories. Note that our books are donated and will be in new or used condition.

  3. Click and Reserve

    Found a book you are interested in? Click the “Reserve This Book” button to add it to your Reservation List. When you are done adding all the books you need, submit your reservation. You will be required to register for a free Books2Africa Individual or Organisation account using your email address before submitting your reservation.

  4. Pay the £1 Distribution Fee

    After submitting your reservation, you will receive a Reservation Number by email and our Distribution Team will send you an invoice for payment of the £1 per book distribution fee equivalent in your local currency. This contribution enables the charity to cover the costs incurred at destination when shipping books to Africa – customs clearance, haulage from the port to the office, warehousing, salaries, and overheads. Note that the fee is a contribution and not a purchase as the books you receive are donated and worth a lot more than £1 on the market.

  5. Collection or Shipping

    After receiving your distribution fee, our Distribution Team pick and pack your reserved books from the warehouse ready for collection or shipping. You’ll be given an appointment to collect your books from the office (bring a photo ID and your Reservation Number) or we can weigh the books and provide you a quote for shipping them to your door via local couriers.

    After receiving your books, we hope you enjoy them. Continue to read, learn and give. Remember to leave us a review and spread the word.