Monday, April 25, 2011

Give /Buy a Book...Win Books!

If the government refuses to upgrade the libraries, individuals trying to should be supported...that's what we think. Do you have books you want to get rid of? Here's an opportunity to do it nicely, and get people reading. Happy Easter to the Christian Bookaholics!

..the RAW Opportunity. 

The RAW Book Drive is a community project within Abuja.  Each week, volunteers will drive to a public space within a community in Abuja and spend some time reading short books, encouraging storytelling and playing games. Families from that community will be welcomed to come along and enjoy it all for free. 

We need your support and donations:

  • Books for children, young people and adults as well as picture books. Books should be in good condition and in English.
  • Games/Toys: If you have some board games or toys that you no longer need, please donate them to RAW.
  • Rugs/cushions/bean bags: in reasonable condition.

This is part of RAW’s initiative to inspire a love of books, overcoming the difficulties in areas where there is little or no access to books and to encourage families to support their kids reading. 

How to Donate
Books and games donations can dropped off at: No.18, Usuma Street, off Gana Street or collected from wherever you are. Please encourage friends and colleagues to get involved, collections can also be arranged from offices/compounds. 

If you would like to donate your books and games, or register your interest in volunteering, please email: / call: +234 (0)7060514007. 

...Save The Africa Book Centre
The Africa Book Centre is currently stock-rich, but cash-poor and if this situation isn't reversed over the next month or two, we will be forced to consider closing for good. If you value our service and want us to continue providing a very wide range of books from and about Africa, you can help by buying something from our clearance sale catalogues. They are arranged in five sections: music, language, children's, travel and bargain books. Discounts are from 30% to 70% off usual retail price and there are hundreds of genuine bargains on offer. You will find the sale here or email to or or by

You can also write: 
David C. Brine
Africa Book Centre Ltd.
Preston Park Business Centre
36 Robertson Road
Brighton BN1 5NL

...JALAA Writers' Collective Give-Away
JWC is giving away two copies each of its new titles this April. To win a book, send an email to and tell us which of our authors' previous works was your favourite. Win one of Roses and Bullets, Pride of the Spider Clan, Blackbird or The Runaway Hero. Eight books to be won to kick start your Easter reading frenzy. Winners will be announced on the JALAA Fb wall Thursday 28th April 2011.

What are you waiting for? Start writing! Start buying! Start giving! Get people reading again!

1 comment:

  1. This is such a wonderful idea! I will definitely be sending old books. Please follow my blog