Send Books

Books to Prisoners gratefully accepts most kinds of book donations.

Our most commonly requested books:

  • Dictionaries
  • Thesauruses
  • Almanacs
  • Legal self help, Spanish books (including Spanish-English dictionaries)
  • Books on drawing instruction
  • Game books (including chess, Sudoku, and role-playing manuals)
  • Vocational education (welding, plumbing, carpentry, etc.)
  • How-to books
  • GED preparation books
  • African-American non-fiction and fiction
  • True crime
  • Paperback fiction including thrillers, mysteries, science fiction, fantasy, westerns, and horror
  • Books on the occult, aliens, conspiracy theories, and New Age


No hardback fiction, please. 

We gladly arrange to sell donated antiquarian or other rare books to raise much-needed funds for postage.

Please consider donating $35 with each box of books you donate to help us mail the books out to prisoners.

Our actual postage cost for mailing a box full of wrapped book packages is closer to $70 per box, so your matching donation goes a long way toward getting your books to prisoners. Thank you!


to arrange donations.