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Donations keep Books to Prisoners in operation

The number of requests from prisoners has been steadily increasing for the last 15 years. Books to Prisoners now reliably receives between 1,000 and 1,300 letters every month. The need for Books to Prisoners is greater than ever, and so is our reliance on donations to continue to send books to incarcerated individuals.

We are staffed almost exclusively by volunteers, with one part-time program coordinator (salary provided with grant money). Individual donations go directly to Books to Prisoners’ operating costs, which include purchases of postage, wrapping paper, tape, and dictionaries or other highly-requested but rarely-donated books.


On behalf of our volunteers, and on behalf of the inmates we serve: thank you for your help. We deeply appreciate your donation.

Please make checks payable to Books To Prisoners:

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

It’s easy to donate with a credit card by using PayPal:


Donors contributing over $200 receive a free BTP t-shirt! Follow this link for details.