The Ghana Book Trust (GBT), was established by a Canadian non-governmental organisation, the Canadian Organisation for Development through Education (CODE) in 1990, to provide books to support library development in schools and community libraries throughout Ghana.

GBT has over the years evolved to include more focused programming which supports children’s literacy while at the same continuing to meet the huge demand in Ghana for books in support of education. GBT’s Book Programme has served to assist the organization to expand its programming into the establishment of more libraries.


GBT is governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees with backgrounds in education, publishing, finance, international development, corporate governance, law and communications. Trustees are volunteers who are not compensated for their service on the Board. Since 2011, the Board has implemented strategies to improve and strengthen the organisation’s institutional and corporate governance capacity.

The services of GBT were recognised by Ghana’s Parliament in (date). GBT also received the Ghana Book Award from the Ghana Book Development Council in 1999 for being the Best in Library Development.