We kindly ask for donations of good quality, used books which we can redistribute to educational establishments in developing countries.  As our resources are limited, and we aim to keep operating costs to a minimum, it is useful if the following guidelines could be kindly adhered to:

  • Ideal books include: primary school, secondary school and tertiary level text books; dictionaries; atlases; children’s / teenage fiction and non-fiction. Please note the quality of books is more important than quantity you are able to donate.

  • Books should be in relatively good condition

  • Where applicable please donate books less than ten years old (marked by an * below)

Primary School Level

  • English Readers

  • English Grammars

  • Mathematics / Arithmetic

  • Geography* – Worldwide, not UK specific

  • Atlases* – Worldwide, not UK specific

  • Dictionaries

  • Encyclopedias

  • Ladybird Books

  • Library Books – Fiction and Non-fiction

Secondary School Level

  • English Readers

  • English Grammars

  • Mathematics

  • Geography* – All Physical, Human.  Worldwide, not UK specific

  • Atlases* – Worldwide, not UK specific

  • Chemistry / Physics / Biology

  • IT*

  • Business Studies

  • Technical Education – Especially Woodwork, Metalwork, Engineering

  • Sewing / Handicrafts

  • Farming / Tropical Agriculture

  • Dictionaries

  • Encyclopedias

  • Library Books – Fiction and Non-fiction

  • Bibles  – Good News, NIV

Adult Level

  • University Level Books – All Subjects

  • Reference Books – Not UK specific

  • Health / Nursing

  • Tropical Agriculture / Farming

  • National Geographic Magazines

  • Bibles  – Good News, NIV

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Collection / Delivery of Book Donations

Due to Covid restrictions, our drop off points in Central Scotland are currently unavailable to us.

The Books Abroad bookshop at 47 High Street, Banff AB45 1AN will accept donations.

We operate a collection service and can collect your book donations within a 50-mile radius of Rhynie. For more details and to arrange a pick-up, please contact us.

Please note, we are not in a position to be able to pay for delivery to our Rhynie warehouse. All our funds are used to dispatch books to educational organisations overseas.