Join South Africa’s reading awareness week as we #BUYABOOK for book scarce homes this National Book Week.

By supporting #BUYABOOK, you are helping us find the books that children will enjoy, giving them access to those books, and letting them read for pleasure. It is the simplest way to make sure that we are raising future-fit children.– CEO of the SABDC, Elitha Van Der Sandt

From 24 August to 8 September you can visit any of our participating stores nation-wide (listed below), purchase a book from our selected titles for just R20, drop it in the book bin and we’ll ensure it goes to those who need it most.

Participating stores:

Exclusive Books nation-wide

Bargain Books nation-wide

Ethnikids Johannesburg

Love Books Johannesburg

Bridge Books Johannesburg

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  1. Challenge your friends, family and those you work with to buy more books than you
  2. Share our social media images on your platforms and spread awareness about our campaign. You can download our images HERE. Don’t forget to tag us or use #BUYABOOK so we can share your posts.
  3. Collect a pool of donations between those closest to you and #BUYABOOK collectively. Make it a group outing and get the kids to choose the books.
  4. Print our posters and put them up around your community, work, school, university or religious institutions.
  5. Donate money directly to the cause by emailing