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Donating to Prison Libraries
Books Behind Bars
Provides a lIst of prisons that accept books. Please send books directly to the prison.
Collects, processes, and hand picks titles for used book distribution to prison libraries around the country
Books through Bars
Check website for current needs, but usually trade skills, puzzle books, dictionaries, instructional art, etc.
Books to Prisoners
Books to Prisoners is a Seattle-based nonprofit organization that mails free books to incarcerated individuals across the United States.
Inside Books Project
Based in Austin, TX. Most in need of dictionaries, African American Studies, graphic novels, books on the trades, test prep, games and puzzles, writing resources, etc.
LGBT Books to Prisoners
Seeking softcover English dictionaries, almanacs,books in Spanish for native speakers, LGBTQ materials, contemporary fiction,or funds to help with distribution costs.
Prison Book Program
Accepts book donations by mail, but strongly encourages considering donating books to one of its sister “books to prisoners” programs (linked on their website) that may be geographically closer.
Women's Prison Book Project
Since 1994, the Women’s Prison Book Project (WPBP) has provided women and transgender persons in prison with free reading materials covering a wide range of topics from law and education (dictionaries, GED, etc.) to fiction, politics, history, and women’s health.