RGU Bookstall

Joseph, a new young volunteer, at Books Abroad provided us with this report of his volunteering at a bookstall on behalf of Books Abroad at Robert Gordon University: The motivation behind this event was that “charity starts at home”. Therefore, we invited students at the university to take one book from the table that the faculty had donated in return for speaking with them about Books

November 22nd, 2022|News|

40th Anniversary

The charity held a 40th Anniversary celebratory BBQ in the grounds of Druminnor Castle near Rhynie on 9th October 2022. Alex Forbes, owner of Druminnor kindly hosted the event and gave a brief history of the castle to those in attendance. Keith Brunskill, the Founder of Books Abroad gave a history of how the charity began. Keith’s desire

October 24th, 2022|News|


Steve Read We are sorry to inform you all of the sad news that Steve Read  has died in Zanzibar on the 15th July 1952. Life rarely brings us someone as unique as our past Chairman, Steve Read, and we feel fortunate to have known him. He served as a volunteer, trustee and Chairman at Books Abroad. He introduced our present chairman, Vinay Ruparella, to Books Abroad.

July 28th, 2022|News|

Kilt Walk

We are looking for more people to sign up as part of the Books Abroad Team to the Kiltwalk in Aberdeen or the other ones in Dundee and Edinburgh. Any one wishing to join can sign up on behalf of Books Abroad - contact the office on or telephone 01464 861446 for more details.We are also looking for anyone to sponsor a member of our

April 30th, 2022|News|

Kenya Shipment arrival

The Kenya Shipment that we told you about previously has safely arrived at its initial destination of St Paul's University from where the books will be distributed to various schools and colleges. Irene Muthoni Kibandi said: 'The students and faculty members are excited  and look forward to using the books once processed. Thank you so much and best wishes in this service you are giving to

February 23rd, 2022|News|

Kenya Shipment being prepared

It has been a busy time at Books Abroad recently when for the first time we have filled a 40ft container. It contains some 36 pallets with 1044 boxes holding about 100,000 books. These are all bound for Kenya and we will update you on their progress.

October 10th, 2021|News|
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