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Feb 14 2018

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Prison Book Program

Donate Books

Book drop-off: Books can be dropped off at our office (directions) during volunteer hours.

Mailing Books to PBP: We accept book donations by mail. Our address is at the bottom of this page. Because shipping books can be expensive, we strongly encourage you to consider donating your books to one of our sister books to prisoners programs that may be geographically closer to you or to a local jail or prison. Please review our guidelines carefully or email [email protected] before mailing your books. We cannot return books that we find inappropriate.

Books we can and can t use:Prison restrictions and prisoner requests determine which books are sent to prisoners and which are not. This table summarizes our needs, but it is not exhaustive. If you have books that aren t listed, feel free to donate those too. Please email [email protected] if you have any questions.

Books we cannot use are passed onto Better World Books or Big Hearted Books. These organizations either sell them on our behalf, pass them onto other organizations that can use them or recycle them if they are unusable.

Gently-used, like new or brand-new condition

Self published books written for the prison population are OK

Advance reading and review copies are OK

Spiral or comb bound

Multi-level sets – encyclopedias, etc

Self-published (unless written for the prison population)

Missing pages or covers

Yellowed, or have brittle spines

Too old to have a UPC on back cover

Have writing/notes in the margins (light highlighting is OK)

Children’s picture books

Action/Adventure (Dean Koontz, etc)

Classic Literature (Moby Dick, etc)

Ethnic (Af-Am, Native-Am, Hispanic)

Science Fiction Fantasy

College literature compilations

Have weapons on the cover

Art, especially drawing

Computer science – popular programming languages published in the last 6 years

Cultural – African American, Hispanic, Native American

Exercise (esp weight lifting and yoga)

Foreign language study and books in Spanish

Games (Sudoku, puzzles, chess, etc)

History current events

Legal dictionaries and basic criminal law

Psychology self help

Secret societies and the occult (e.g., Masons, Rosicrucian Order, extra terrestrials, etc.)

Small business startup

Social Sciences (archaeology, anthropology, philosophy, activism, political science)

Spirituality Religion – especially

– Bible concordances dictionaries

– non-mainstream religions such as Wicca, Paganism etc,

– New Age spirituality

The Autobiography of Malcolm X and works about or by MLK Barack Obama

Trades (i.e. woodworking, automotive, etc.)

Travel essays and travelogues

Computer science more than 6 years old

Legal journals and attorney-level legal reference

Textbooks more than 10 years old

Travel guides (travel essays and travelogues OK)

Written specifically for women

Almanacs less than 10 years old

Single volume encyclopedias

Foreign language dictionaries

GED study guides

Spanish/English dictionaries and books in Spanish


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