24 January 2022
Nigerians Flock to Affordable Book Fair

People came from all over Nigeria to find books at our recent fundraising bookfair, making it our most successful so far.

They came in family groups, with university and college student friends, school teachers and church groups, travelling from Abuja, Bauchi, Gombe, Yola, Kaduna and other towns across Nigeria.

“There is so much economic hardship in Nigeria at the moment that we were not sure people would be able to afford to buy books” said international coordinator Tassie Ghata. “So we advertised much more widely that we usually do.”

We were inundated with almost 2,000 people over two days, 18-19 November, of the bookfair in Grace & Light’s charity shop in Jos. Between them they purchased 5,700 books and raised N2 million (£3,500). This is being used to help fund construction of our training centre.

“Most people bought handfuls of books, saying they were affordable. Many heard secondhand from their friends who told them that if they were looking for real books they should come to Grace & Light.

“They were pleased to find out-of-print books by esteemed Christian writers from the past that they wanted to read.

“We’ve been running book fairs for 12 years; this was our most successful.”

Grace & Light has another 12,000 books to sell from our most recent container sent to us from the UK by Book Aid. People are able to visit our shop in our Jos headquarters to see and purchase them.

Prayer Requests

Please pray for:

  • People who purchased Christian books, that God will speak into their lives as they read the books
  • Wisdom in planning for our next book fair.
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