Selection Amount: 20 pallets fit in one 40-foot
container. You may order full pallets (eg. 1 pallet of Secondary Math) or ½ pallets (eg. ½ pallet
post-secondary leisure reading). There are about 1,000 books on one pallet.
Book Categories: Books are organized by category
and age level (based U.S. grade level teaching standards). Ask
the BFA office if you need more information about a certain category. Please note: BFA does not inventory books by
Post-Secondary Books: 40-foot containers holding more than 5 pallets of
post-secondary level books are subject to a $2,000 post-secondary surcharge.
Extra Items: Please note that some items listed on the final page of the order form
come at an additional cost (computers, new encyclopedia sets, etc.). West Core
Law Libraries and e-reader programs are available by application only. Inquire with the BFA office staff for more
Warehouse inventory: Books For Africa reserves the right to make modest
adjustments to your order based on warehouse inventory and availability. We
will inform you of any significant changes or shortages at the time of packing.
- Adding overstock: Books For Africa systematically adds a 5th layer of books from our overstock inventory (usually leisure reading) to the pallets, up to the limits allowable by weight. If you do not wish this 5th layer added, please notify your point of contact at BFA by email.
If you require any specific labeling to help distinguish pallets for different
container recipients, etc., please communicate those needs on this form.
Consignee Information: Please include
the recipient information exactly as it should appear on the official shipping
documents for the container.
Consignee Responsibility: The African consignee must provide appropriate
documents, pay customs and clearance fees, and work to clear the container
shipment from port immediately upon its arrival. We recommend hiring a customs
agent to assist. If the shipment is not cleared through customs within 30 days
of arrival, Books For Africa reserves the right to re-consign the container to
another party, or to release the shipment to the freight line and port