Discover themes, cultures and stories inspired by people and places in the real world – people who have been helped by ShelterBox in an emergency.

Join a unique community of over 2,000 book lovers today and help disaster-hit families with every book you read.

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ShelterBox Book Club is made up of over 2,000 members all around the country, who all share the love of a quality read.

Each member can vote on the next book – a shortlist of 3 books carefully selected by Head Bookworm, who is always on the lookout for compelling stories from around the world and strong characters with depth.

Join the ShelterBox Book Club community today with a monthly payment to ShelterBox, and you can look forward to receiving your own copy of each winning book every 6 weeks. Then you can read along at your own pace and join the discussion online.

And with every story you read, you’ll be transforming the lives of disaster-hit families like Modestar’s in Malawi, who rebuilt her home after Cyclone Idai washed it away.

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Book Club

How does it work?

It couldn’t be easier to join ShelterBox Book Club and start your membership. Here’s how it all works:

  • Join today with a monthly payment – we recommend at least £10 to cover costs and postage
  • Receive a welcome email from Head Bookworm
  • Vote on the next shortlist of 3 books – chosen by Head Bookworm
  • Receive your copy of the winning book through the post every six weeks – and a branded bookmark with your first book!
  • Read along at your own pace – whenever suits you best.
  • Take part in the online discussion held on our Book Club Facebook Page – no spoilers!
  • Receive regular news and, updates on how your membership is helping the lives of disaster hit families.

Want to find out more? View the Book Club FAQs.

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What have we read?

Here are some of the books we've read since starting ShelterBox Book Club

What our members say


Would you like to know more about ShelterBox Book Club? Have a look at the top questions that we are often asked.

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Nigerian Family in their shelter
Your membership will be helping families like Khadija's, who had to leave everything behind in Nigeria and flee Boko Haram. The family were provided with sturdy materials to build a new shelter, and feel safe again.

ShelterBox is no ordinary charity. We believe that every family has the right to a shelter they can call home. No ifs. No buts.

Join our extraordinary Book Club today and you’ll be helping reach even more families hit by disaster or emergency.

In 2018 alone, thanks to our supporters we helped over 210,000 people all over the world affected by conflict and natural disasters. See how we’ve helped people recover.

Your support will help provide vital ShelterBoxes and ShelterKits with emergency essentials, like tents, water filters and solar lights. Find out more about our aid.

Whenever disaster strikes – whether it’s a hurricane, floods or severe drought – your love of a good book will help create real-life stories with a happier ending.



Life as a seamstress in Minawao camp

Esther's story

Esther saw her family getting slaughtered by Boko Haram. She escaped, settling in Minawao camp and becoming a seamstress.

Rebuilding after Cyclone Idai

Modestar's story

After Cyclone Idai washed away Modestar’s home, she used the aid items she received to rebuild.

Running from the conflict in Syria

Mohammed's story

Mohammed had to flee the devastating conflict in Syria to protect his children