Books Abroad is a registered charity, which aspires to support education in developing countries worldwide by redistributing carefully chosen, second-hand books.
Books Abroad willingly accepts book donations from schools, colleges, universities, libraries and the general public. We are still very much in need of children’s fiction and non-fiction for our school projects.
We are very pleased to say that our second hand book shop at 47 High Street, Banff is doing very well.
As the shop is quite small they operate a drop off slot system when receiving small book donations.
Please call Gary, our volunteer manager, on 01261 498080 to arrange a date and time.
Please note our new shop hours:
Monday : Closed
Tuesday to Friday: 10.30 am to 3.30 pm
Saturday: 10.00 am to 3.00 pm.
All good quality fiction and non-fiction are sold at bargain prices and any monies raised helps to cover the transport costs for our oversea school projects.
Saved from landfill :
In our 40 years in business we have saved 4 million books from going into landfill. We collect, sort and select books to meet the needs of each organisation and then despatch to the various schools, libraries and other institutions in need of educational resources. To date we have helped 3,850 organisations in 100 countries benefit from books that would have ended up in UK landfill.
From its base in Rhynie in Aberdeenshire, Books Abroad collects good quality second hand books donated by schools, colleges, universities and private individuals from across Scotland and some parts of England, and redistributes them to educational establishments around the world in response to specific requests for support.