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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. BTP now reliably receives between 1,000 and 1,300 letters every month. With increasing demand and rising costs for postage, the need for BTP is greater than ever, and so is our reliance on donations to continue to send those packages.

All donations go directly to BTP operating costs, which include postage, wrapping paper, tape, and to purchasing dictionaries or other highly-requested but rarely-donated books. We are an almost exclusively volunteer staff, with no money from individual donations going to salaries or staffing.

On behalf of all of our volunteers and 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! Include size and color information with order (see options below).BTP t-shirts can also be purchased for $20 + shipping/handling.


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