Our central mailing address:

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

Phone: 206-527-3339 (Working again as of 9/28/2020)


Our volunteer location is in Greenwood, in the same building as the Social Justice Film Festival Institute (SJFFI.) We’ve been friends with SJFFI for many years, and we couldn’t be happier to share a home with them! (Please email us for the address.)

Our evening volunteer hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from 6 to 10 pm, with a second shift on Wednesdays from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm, and an afternoon shift Saturdays from 1 pm to 5 pm. If you are doing court-ordered community service, you must email us before showing up at the space.

Note: Greenwood is only the location of our volunteer headquarters. Requests for books must be sent to our mailing address at 92 Pike St (listed above.)

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Satellite Books to Prisoners Groups

Not in Seattle? Check out our sister organizations. These groups work with Books to Prisoners in Seattle to answer  the requests mailed to us:

Books to Prisoners Olympia
P.O. Box 60935, Olympia, WA 98507
Voicemail: (952) 380-6305

Portland Books to Prisoners
Address: 14 NE Killingsworth Street, Portland, OR 97211
Book donations can be sent to: A Better Cycle (2324 SE Division Street, Portland, OR 97202)

Books to Prisoners Spokane
Address: Unitarian Universalist Church, 4340 W Ft. George Wright Dr.
Packing days: 2nd and 4th Saturdays