Book Aid Charitable Trust
For the last thirty-five years, we have been collecting books from our supporters throughout the UK to supply Bibles and Christian literature to our partners living in areas of the world where books are wanted but not easily found or afforded.
Book Aid’s aim is to make Bibles and Christian Literature available at locally affordable prices for those who long to strengthen their faith through reading the Bible and other Christian literature. To this end, we send books globally to our partner bookshops and well as sell books in the UK. We have distributed over 35 million books to our partners since 1988!
How It Works
Volunteers gather donated books through a network of UK volunteer collection points, and then transport them to our warehouses where they are sorted, selected, boxed and placed on pallets ready for shipment.
When the books reach their destinations, our partners sell them at locally affordable prices. The profit earned through the book sales supports local ministries, initiatives and also allows them to employ staff.
Out of the surplus of books we receive in our warehouses, we sell some in our bookshops in the UK, which contributes to the cost of shipping and administration. Click here for further information regarding our bookshops.
How To Get Involved
Click on each heading for more information regarding each option!
Donate your books
If you have Christian books and Bibles on your shelves that you no longer need, please consider donating them to us. You will find a list of collection points on the link above.
Shop at our bookshops
We have a variety of beautiful books in our shops. You are welcome to come, find a cosy chair in a quiet corner and lose yourself in a good read over a cup of tea.
Donate your time
We are always looking for people to help us collect, sort and package books. If you have some time and a willingness to support Book Aid in these activities, please contact us!
Help by giving
Your monetary gift will help us cover the cost of shipping books all over the world to our trusted partners, as well as the administration cost required to sort and package all our books.
Our Latest News
- Saturday Sale!We’d love to have you! There is a train strike that day, but the DLR will still run to Lewisham, where you can take a … Read more
- Book Aid Featured in the Stone Chapel PodcastLast week Book Aid Charitable Trust was pleased to welcome Dr David Capes, Director of the Lanier Theological Library in Houston, Texas. David interviewed Christine … Read more
- Book Aid Container finally arrives in Mombasa!More than a month later than expected and the container has arrived! Our partner writes that it was delivered at 8pm and the COVID curfew … Read more
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