As most of you are already aware, Books to Prisoners has to move from our home of 10 years, University Christian Church. We are happy to announce, however, that we have a new home: Crown Hill United Methodist Church! We will begin moving our library of books and constructing new shelving at our new space … Continue reading We’re Moving!
Books to Prisoners is pleased to welcome our summer intern, Logan! Logan is a passionate advocate of prison abolition, and is excited about a lot of the community-led work being done in Seattle around restorative justice and opposition to the new youth jail. They became interested in working with Books to Prisoners because of their interest … Continue reading Meet our intern: Logan
UPDATE 9/27/18: We now have a space! We'll be moving to the Crown Hill United Methodist Church - find out more about what support we need moving here. After months of searching, we're still looking for a new space. Since we need to move sometime this fall, we'd really appreciate any leads or connections in … Continue reading Help us find a new space!
Wednesday, May 9th is GIVEBIG, a one-day online giving campaign to raise funds for local nonprofits. You can support Books to Prisoners by donating to our Paypal (below) or going to GIVEBIG's website. DONATE VIA PAYPAL $25 sends packages of books to seven people $100 provides postage for an entire day of requests for books $500 provides dictionaries (our #1 … Continue reading GIVEBIG
Our May volunteer of the month, Melanie, has been volunteering with Books to Prisoners since September 2017 and has put in a truly impressive number of hours since then - almost as much as our paid program coordinator! We sat down with Melanie to chat about Books to Prisoners and what inspired her to start … Continue reading Volunteer of the Month: Melanie
For the last 10 years, Books to Prisoners has had a home at the University Christian Church; sadly, UCC will be soon selling their property, which means that we need a new space - ASAP! We will likely have to move by September 2018 - if you have any connections or knowledge about available spaces, … Continue reading Help us find a new space!
Because books open doors in prisons: give a book to Books to Prisoners & take a free book of poetry from Open Books!
Join Books to Prisoners at the 2016 Seattle Anarchist Book Fair, held in a new location this year.
Join director Kelly Duane de la Vega, executive producer Anne Devereux-Mills, and film subject Mike Romano, director of the Justice Advocacy Project at Stanford Law School (formerly Three Strikes Project) for a special screening of the award-winning documentary film, THE RETURN. This event will kick-off THE RETURN PROJECT's State(s) of Reform Tour, which will bring a screening of … Continue reading Free film screening on May 11
Read an interview with our Volunteer of the Month for March, Catherine: "It's always heartbreaking to get a letter from someone in solitary. Even being fairly introverted, I can't imagine being completely alone for 23 hours a day. "