With apologies for the radio silence, we are alive! As 2021 progressed and we slowly rolled back our COVID restrictions, keeping the blog up-to-date fell to the wayside - but rest assured that we are still around, still kicking, and still sending books to people behind bars. COVID - for those of us who are … Continue reading We’re still open – and we’re all volunteers again, for now!
Our intentions of getting Volunteer of the Month interviews out on a monthly basis may have stumbled somewhat, but - thankfully - our volunteers themselves have held steady! For this month (and, I suppose, last month,) we’re detailing the “bubble shift” of a group of our at-home wrappers. These are volunteers who pick up paired … Continue reading Volunteer Shift of the Month!
Hey all, it’s been a little bit since we nominated anybody to be Volunteer of the Month! (Almost a year, in fact.) In spite of - or perhaps because of - how stressful external conditions are right now, we've decided to get back into the groove and publish a series of VOTM interviews over the next … Continue reading Volunteer(s) of the Month: Gail and Alex!
It's time for the inevitable - a post detailing our response to the COVID-19 pandemic! At this point, organizational announcements about C19 are all functionally identical, so I'll skip the preliminaries about these "unprecedented times" and whatnot. Although this is mostly meant to catch up anybody who might be passingly curious about how we've been, … Continue reading Books to Prisoners & COVID-19
Kim is an experienced volunteer who’s done a wonderful job of connecting BTP to outside organizations, especially her workplace (Queen Anne Book Company.) Many of the books we currently hold in stock were donated through a program she started at QABC; to celebrate, we asked her a couple questions about her experiences volunteering with us. … Continue reading Volunteer of the month…..Kim!
Thanks to everybody for your patience over the last few months--we're finally set up in the new space and we've resumed our regular volunteer hours! Our new location is at 7601 Greenwood Avenue North, but getting into the building can be a little tricky, so make sure to email us before volunteering. (We also need a … Continue reading All settled in…
After more than four years of development, Books to Prisoners is incredibly proud to announce the arrival of our first publication: Dear Books to Prisoners: Letters from the Incarcerated. From expressions of the pure joy of reading, through to the frustration of encountering chronic library closures and musings on the experience of incarceration, this coffee … Continue reading We’re published!
As many of you know, last winter we moved from our old location at University Christian Church to our new home with Crown Hill United Methodists (CHUM.) Unfortunately, the building is being transferred to a new church, and we're being sent out to look for a new space again. This happened with fairly short notice … Continue reading We’re Moving! (Again…)
Welcome, Michelle Dillon (center, rear)!
Village Books, a bookstore in Fairhaven, Washington, offers to send Oxford American Dictionaries to prisoners for $6 each. Bellingham Books to Prisoners is a sister organization of Seattle-based Books to Prisoners.