Who We ARE
We Need Books is an Athens based NGO that believes that multicultural spaces and books serve several important functions that can be of great benefit to all layers of the population of the city, including marginalized and vulnerable populations such as the approximate 55,000 refugees living in Greece.
Since 2017, the organization has collected over 14,000 books, created small libraries, participated in conferences, started fundraising, and established We Need Books as an official NGO. Since September 2019 it is operating Athens’ first multilingual library / multicultural centre.
We Need Books was conceived in 2015 with the aim to encourage individuals and communities to grow and integrate through education.
We Need Books was founded by Ioanna and Nadir, a team with different backgrounds that came together to help people to thrive.