About Us


Habte Books is an independent children’s book publisher specializing in African languages and stories. Founded in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, we work towards publishing engaging, child-friendly and educational books that children can enjoy by themselves and develop the love of reading. In 2015, Habte Books moved its office to Berlin, Germany and continued publishing multilingual books with a specific focus on representing children of African heritage and stories from the African continent. Habte Books works with African authors, illustrators, translators and editors to create authentic and creative books.

In addition to traditional publishing, Habte Books also works in areas of Development of Content, Distribution of Books, Consulting on Inclusion and Representation. We work with various development organizations, corporations, communities, and individuals to make books available to every child. Some of the projects we have worked with our partners: