Literacy Partners

Better World Books works with passionate nonprofit partners to provide better lives and a chance for economic, social and political freedom through literacy. The following are our major US and UK nonprofit literacy partners:

Books for Africa (US)

Books For Africa collects, sorts, ships and distributes books to students in Africa. They're the largest shipper of donated text and library books to the African continent.

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The National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) is dedicated to helping adults and children learn together.

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Room to Read (US & UK)

Room to Read transforms the lives of millions of children in the developing world by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education.

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National Literacy Trust (UK)

The National Literacy Trust is an independent charity that transforms lives through literacy. They believe that literacy is a vital element of action against poverty, and that improving reading, writing, speaking and listening skills boosts life chances and increases employability and earning potential.

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READ International (UK)

READ is an almost entirely student-volunteer-led organisation. They deliver collaborative, student-led initiatives to improve access to education across the world and increase youth participation in the global community.

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The National Adult Literacy Agency is an independent charity in Ireland committed to making sure people with literacy and numeracy difficulties can fully take part in society and have access to learning opportunities that meet their needs.

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Scottish Book Trust

Scottish Book Trust is the national agency for the promotion of literature, reading and writing in Scotland. We develop award-winning projects that encourage people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to become literate, read for pleasure, write, and be inspired by books.

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The list doesn't stop there. We also work with the following groups:

  • The Robinson Community Learning Center

    The Robinson Community Learning Center is where it all began for us. Located in South Bend, Indiana, is an education outreach effort created by the University of Notre Dame that was opened in February 2001. They offer after school programs, mentoring, language and computer classes, job training initiatives, and much more.

  • The Prison Book Program

    The Prison Book Program gets books into the hands of prison inmates, who often lack any educational resources. As a grassroots organization operating on a shoestring budget, the organization’s partnership with Better World Books has been essential--providing a stable source of funding.

  • Ride for Reading

    Ride for Reading is a non-profit organization located in Nashville, Tennessee that donates books via bicycle to children from low-income areas. It hosts fund-raising events to promote literacy while also educating children about bicycling.

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The numbers

Some recent statistics.


Funds Raised for Nonprofit Literacy Partners


Number of Nonprofit Literacy Partners