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Our Hours & Contact Information

Our central mailing address:

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


Phone: 206-527-3339 
(We don’t usually catch incoming calls, please leave a voicemail!)


We’re open at our volunteer headquarters in Greenwood (please ask for the exact location) during the hours listed below. Visit our pages on volunteering or donating books to learn more.

Shifts also have population caps through at least early 2023. Make sure to join our announcement list (to do this email to get access to the signup sheet for volunteering.

Tuesday: 4 pm – 8 pm (orientations at 5:30 pm)

Wednesday: 9:30 am -1:30 pm, 4 pm - 8 pm (masks required for evening shift)

Thursday: 4 pm – 8 pm (orientations at 5:30 pm)

Looking to complete court-ordered community service?
Please email us first; there’s information we need from you.

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.)

Learn more about requesting books from Books to Prisoners.

Join our e-mail lists

For details on volunteering, news on scheduling and cancellations send an email to to join our operational announcement list.

To hear news about events, plans and how we are pursuing our mission, join our quarterly newsletter mailing list.


Satellite Books to Prisoners Groups

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

Books to Prisoners Olympia
Volunteer address: Sem II E2123, 2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW, Olympia, WA 98505 
Voicemail: (952) 380-6305

Portland Books to Prisoners
All snail mail should be directed to the 92 Pike St. Address above
Please email, or contact on facebook, for address and hours

Books to Prisoners Spokane
4340 W. Whistalks Way, Spokane, WA 99224

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