Book Aid was started in 1987 as a positive response to an urgent appeal
from overseas Christian book sellers who were suffering an acute shortage of books.
Book Aid is committed to providing Christian literature to overseas areas
which are suffering from ‘Book Famine’ – mainly Africa, Asia and the Caribbean.
Shipments of new and second hand books are made to established Christian bookshops and churches who sell the books they receive at affordable prices.
Help is also given in a variety of other situations such as individual Bible colleges and Christian schools. They also support local publishing, marketing, training and development through the funds generated from book sales
Books are gathered by volunteers through a network of UK collection points. They are then transported to the main London warehouse where they are sorted, boxed and placed on pallets which are put into a container.
The types of books sought include:
- All kinds of Christian books regardless of age or doctrine
- Books on theology, and Bible commentaries including lexicons
- Bibles of any version (except ‘New English Bibles’) regardless of age
- Ladybird books both religious and secular
Book Aid cannot accept dated material such as Bible reading notes and
Sunday school material, nor are CDs, DVDs, videos and non-Christian books required.
For more information see the display in church during February, or visit
www.book-aid.org If you would like to donate any books, please leave
them at the church office.