International Book Project
Arts, Culture & Humanities Community Improvement & Capacity Building Education
The International Book Project (IBP) is a registered 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization, founded by Harriet Van Meter in 1966, which has sent more than 6 million books abroad. Our mission is to promote education and literacy while broadening Americans' understanding of their neighbors, which we achieve by annually sending more than 200,000 books to schools, libraries, churches, and Peace Corps volunteers throughout the developing world and in the United States.
International Book Project (IBP) was founded in 1966 in Lexington, KY and has shipped over 7 donated million books to 140 countries around the world. In 2017, IBP completed a major renovation of its facility and aims to ship up to 500,000 books per year.