The Bookery is a group of individuals and organisations, who, fully recognising the poor levels of literacy and numeracy in South Africa are trying to make a difference. Literacy and numeracy are natural first steps towards social and economic change for both individuals and communities anywhere in the world.
Most importantly, The Bookery concentrates on setting up well-equipped libraries in South African public schools. Each library established by The Bookery contains a minimum of three books per learner per school, and caters for the needs and interests of its readership through a comprehensive selection of fiction, non-fiction and reference works. To ensure sustainability, each school has an existing library space and a member of staff committed to fulfilling the role of a librarian.