Our central mailing address:

Books to Prisoners
c/o Left Bank Books
92 Pike Street, Box A
Seattle, WA 98101

Phone: 206-527-3339


Our volunteer headquarters are in the University District in Seattle. We are excited to be working out of a large space where we can process more letters and host more volunteers. While we are not directly affiliated with the University Christian Church, we are pleased to have found a home in their building, which also houses several other nonprofits.

Our evening volunteer hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from 6 to 10 pm, with a second shift on Wednesdays from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm. Starting September 1, 2017, we will be open on Sundays 1 to 5 pm. Please email us for instructions on how to get into the building.

Note: The University Christian Church is only the location of our volunteer headquarters. Requests for books must be sent to our mailing address at 92 Pike St (listed above). 

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Satellite Books to Prisoners Groups

Not in Seattle? Check out our sister organizations. These groups work with Books to Prisoners in Seattle to answer  the requests mailed to us:

Books to Prisoners Olympia
P.O. Box 60935, Olympia, WA 98507
Voicemail: (952) 380-6305

Portland Books to Prisoners
Address: 14 NE Killingsworth Street, Portland, OR 97211
Book donations can be sent to: A Better Cycle (2324 SE Division Street, Portland, OR 97202)

Books to Prisoners Spokane
Address: C/O PJALS, 35 W Main Ave #120M, Spokane, WA 99201
Hours: Tuesday, 6-9 pm