The Asia Foundation

The Asia Foundation

Improving Lives
Expanding Opportunities

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Books for Asia

Books change lives. They crackle with ideas and help shape people's imaginations, critical thinking skills, and their understanding of the world and the many opportunities within it. Books for Asia puts one million brand-new books into the hands of students, educators, and local and national leaders in 20 countries annually. We empower future and current leaders with information because we know that an educated population is better equipped to fight poverty, disease, injustice, and instability. Read Program Overview.


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Donate your excess stock. Learn more about the benefits of joining Books for Asia.

Individuals, Groups & Companies

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Find out how you can help. Whether you're a concerned individual, member of a service club, or a corporate responsibility manager, you can help make a difference.

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Book drive and fundraising guide

About Books for Asia

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Learn more about our work in support of education in developing areas of Asia.

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Online Educational Resources

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Find the latest free online educational services, information on discounted database access for developing countries, and other tools to help your school or library on the Online Resources page.

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