Books For Africa Book Order Form  

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Thank you for your interest in a container of books from Books For Africa.  Please read the items below before completing the form that follows:

-          Selection Amount: 20 pallets fit in one 40-foot containerYou 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 title.

-          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 information. 

-          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.

-          Labeling: 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 authority. 

Below, please list the consignee information as it should appear on the shipping documents.




The Contact Person is the representative of the recipient organization (consignee) in Africa




Organization Mailing Address





Mode of Delivery

Books For Africa offers two modes of delivery: 

Door to Port,
in which the consignee (recipient) hires an agent, clears the container from port (or the inland container depot of an interior country), unloads and delivers it themselves.
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 authority. 

Door to Door, in which Books For Africa hires an agent and delivers the books to the final destination.  In the case of a door to door delivery, the consignee is still ultimately responsible for clearance and must provide all requested paperwork to the agent.

If you choose, you may ship your own container for a fee of $3,500 per 20 pallets.  The pallets will be prepared for pickup at our Atlanta warehouse and shipment will be Ex-Works- Books For Africa will not provide shipping paperwork or be listed on the Bill of Lading  


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If you require a door-to-door shipping quote, please specify the address for delivery below. Books For Africa will hire the customs agent, pay customs clearance costs, and arrange delivery to your facility.  Please note that consignee remains responsible for providing all required paperwork to the agent and independently applying for a tax/VAT waiver





PRIMARY JUNIOR BOOKS (Grades 1–4)
There is a maximum of 20 pallets per container.  Please submit one order form per container

Pallets can be ordered in full or half units (1 or 1.5, 2 or 2.5, etc) Please format half units as ".5" rather than 1/2

For questions on filling this form, please email bfa@booksforafrica.org
picture books, fiction/story books
Books with stories, comprehension questions & vocabulary
Limit 2 Pallets
PRIMARY SENIOR BOOKS (Grades 5--8)
picture books, fiction/story books
Books with stories, comprehension questions & vocabulary
Global History/Geography Textbooks
Grades 1-8
Limit 2  Pallets
SECONDARY BOOKS (Grades 9–12)
Includes Grade 9 through Adult levels
World literature followed by comprehension questions, vocabulary
Limit 2 Pallets
GENERAL BOOKS (span all age ranges)
Bibles, hymnals, scholarly religious text
Dictionaries, encyclopedias, atlases, thesauruses etc

POST-SECONDARY

Note: there is a $2,000 surcharge for shipments that contain more than five (5) pallets of post-secondary books.
Memoirs, biographies, histories, case studies, leadership books
Limit 2 Pallets
Limit 2 Pallets
Limit 2 Pallets
Social and political sciences, psychology, women's studies
Literary Anthologies, Writing Skills, Public Speaking
Literary Anthologies, Writing Skills, Public Speaking
Post-Secondary Totals


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This field will auto-calculate based on your order above. Please limit your order to 20 pallets

OTHER ITEMS

Note: these items are NOT packed by pallet, but by quantity/set. Please indicate how many boxes or sets you would like included in your shipment. Note that some items require payment.
Free
Number of boxes
Free
Number of boxes
$2,500
Limit One
$125
6 laminated National Geographic maps: Africa Classic, The Universe, World Classic, World Physical, Political World, Anniversary Edition (approximate size 40 x 50 inches) per set ordered
$600
Free
Limit One
Electronics
Price is per item
$20
$250
$175
$260

$
This is the total additional cost you have incurred with extra items on this page. This will be reflected in your final quote

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