Book Bunk

Open the Door 2020 – Book Bunk booklist

Book Bunk is a Kenyan charitable trust focused on the complete renovation and restoration of old library spaces as well as the installation of new libraries into public spaces. We also manage the curation and programming of these spaces.

Reflections on Colonialism

Museum curator Jenny was one of six very lucky GWL staff who took part in a British Council-funded cultural exchange to Nairobi in October 2019. For more photos and reflections, check out the #GWLKenya hashtag on Twitter. As our memorable week began to unfold, one of the most striking things about the city for me […]

Our Book Bunk Friendship

Over the last year, we’ve been lucky enough to be working with a truly trailblazing organisation, Book Bunk.  You can read a bit more about our partnership, which is funded by the British Council, here.  You might have met the Book Bunk team when they visited us, or followed the GWL Nairobi crew on Twitter last […]

A group of ten people sitting on blankets on the grass. They are listening to a young woman who is holding a book.

Book Bunk Picnic

During our visit to Nairobi last month, we joined forces with the Book Bunk team for a Book Picnic like no other. Find out what books were recommended by the interns and staff from Book Bunk.

Book Bunk

Bringing Literature Alive: Book Bunk Story Café Special

“How do we bring literature alive?” This is the question driving Wanjiru Koinange and Angela Wachuka, the co-founders of Book Bunk, an independent organisation based in Nairobi that transforms the city’s libraries into inclusive public spaces.

Story Cafe

Story Café Recap: Fantastic Kenyan Activism and Art

To celebrate this week’s Book Bunk visit to GWL, our Story Café Special focused on Kenyan writers and activists. Read a summary of the Kenyan fiction, films and organisations we discussed.

Book Bunk Volunteering

Our volunteer Jacquie was asked to help with admin tasks on the Book Bunk project. Glasgow Women’s Library is sharing its experience and knowledge with this, equally fantastic, organisation which is reviving 3 libraries in Nairobi. This made her reflect on her time volunteering at the library.

Introducing Book Bunk

We’re delighted to announce that we have been selected to be a critical friend to Book Bunk, an organisation based in Nairobi.