Practical Action Development Books

With more people now having access to the internet it would make sense to create a facility through which they can order informative books. Unfortunately limited bandwidth and a lack of colour printers means that digital books often remain either unattainable or less than adequate for their needs. It is therefore refreshing to learn that the Development Bookshop (UK) delivers books fresh of the printing press and in full colour to ALL parts of the world. Development Bookshop, operated by Practical Action Publishing, offers a wide range of titles (1500+) on international development and related issues by various authors and publishers. Topics range from Agriculture and Food Security, Building and Construction, Disasters and Emergencies, Economic Development, Education, Energy, Climate and Sustainability, Indigenous Knowledge, Manufacturing to Microfinance to name just a few. They offer a full delivery service worldwide and each year, despatch over 20,000 books to more than 100 countries.

They are essentially community development handbooks for humanitarian agencies and development workers, farm owners, foresters, teachers, scholars (school projects), homeschoolers, NGO’s and anyone interested in How-To books.

Herewith more detail below, although it is impossible to list everything:

How-To Books

Topics range from Beekeeping, Candle making, Woodworking, Practical guide to solar photo-voltaic systems and Gardening for better nutrition


Adapting to climate change, Sustainable land use, Kyoto Protocol’s CDM


Micro-finance, Enterprise development, Bookkeeping tips and Fund-raising


Design and Technology, Recycling, Low-cost printing, School Projects

The books are delivered to your door anywhere in the world for around £2.

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