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 three are our major nonprofit literacy partners:

Books for Africa

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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Room to Read

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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The National Center for Families Learning

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

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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