The Centre for the Book (CFB) is an outreach unit of the NLSA. Its mission is to promote a culture of reading, writing and publishing in local languages.
The Centre for the Book is dedicated to providing book publishing information and advice as well as advocating for, and promoting the culture of, reading, writing and publishing in South Africa.
Through its initiatives, the Centre for the Book, advocates the importance of reading, writing and publishing for development and nation building. The Centre for the Book co-ordinates book related activities nationally and internationally, including book discussions, poetry readings, book launches, capacity building workshops, conferences, book and poster donations.