the london book fair
11–13 March 2025
Olympia London

Charity of the Year

We're pleased to announce Book Aid International and the National Literacy Trust as our Charities of the Year for 2024.

Due to receiving a large number of wonderful nominations, LBF have decided to appoint two charities this year, whose work and focus aligns with LBF. Both charities aim to bring books and literacy to younger and wider audiences.

The London Book Fair 2024 Charities of the Year

Book Aid International

Book Aid International provides over one million new books every year in the places where they will make the biggest difference and sets up libraries, trains people to run them and works with its partners to spark a love of reading.

Together with its 185 partners worldwide, the charity provides books everywhere from refugee camps, prisons and hospitals to remote schools where there has never been a library before.

All the books the charity provides from the UK are donated by publishers and Book Aid International receives no government grants or support. To find out more or to help send the next book visit:

National Literacy Trust

The National Literacy Trust is an independent charity that empowers children, young people, and adults with the literacy skills they need to succeed. The charity focuses their work in 20 areas of the UK that are facing the biggest challenges with literacy and where they can make the most difference.

They support schools by providing resources and programmes, designed to encourage and inspire children, especially those who have had a tough start in life.

The charity also supports vulnerable adults, people in the criminal justice system and young offenders' institutions to build their literacy skills so that they can express themselves through creative writing, and prepare for the practicalities of daily life upon release. To find out more about the National Literacy Trust visit:

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