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International Book Project develops lasting partnerships with educators in underserved communities to provide books, promote literacy, and advance opportunity.



International Book Project promotes literacy in underserved areas of the world, both domestic and abroad.



International Book Project believes:

  • • Literacy empowers individuals and provides opportunity
  • • In building relationships with local and global organizations
  • • In a grassroots donor base
  • • Everyone deserves access to books
  • • Worthy books deserve a second life!

International Book Project believes books change lives. We are a 501(c)(3) whose mission is to develop lasting partnerships with under-served communities to provide books, promote literacy, and advance economic opportunity throughout Kentucky, across the country, and around the globe. The books we ship are individually curated to the requests of our partners and range from a few dozen books to sea containers of 30,000+ books for libraries and schools. In central Kentucky, we provide resources to Habitat for Humanity, Kentucky Refugee Ministries, God’s Pantry, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department, Family Resource Centers, local Prisons, and many others. Since our founding in 1966, International Book Project has shipped close to 8 million books to 168 countries.


1 MAR-SEP 2018
March 1st-September 30th, 2018
8 SEP 2018
Sept. 8th, 2018 11am-2pm
1440 Delaware Ave, Lexington, KY 40505

Our Staff

Lisa Fryman

Executive Director
Charla Hamilton

Director of Operations
Ryan Sparks

Books as Bridges Program Coordinator/VISTA
Dana Cox

Director of Development
Nick Farr

Operations Coordinator

Latest News

09 Jul

Volunteers: Our Most Important Partners

Dear Friends, At last, we have gotten back to the job of collecting, sorting, and shipping books once again – in our beautiful new…

06 Mar

International Book Project: Mission

International Book Project collects, sorts, and ships donated books in response to requests from around the world