Thank you for the free books you have sent to me. The first book “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Cooking Technique/Science” was a perfect choice for me. I have read it twice (so far) and I’ve learned so much. I am visually impaired but with the help of a hand held magnifier I am able to read standard print.

The most recent two books are in Large Print. Thank you for that consideration. Margaret Truman’s “Murder in the House” I have not seen before and “Nurse in London” by Jane ConVense was another great choice.

The prison library here is limited on LP books but librarian helps locate LP books at the Parish Library for me.

Again, thank you for the free books. I will donate them to the prison library so others can enjoy them. Well maybe not. The one on cooking – that’s a keeper!

Written by Michael
Located in Louisiana

Book Drop off and Volunteer Hours

Tuesdays 6:30-9:00 pm
Wednesdays 1:30-4:00 pm
Thursdays 6:30-9:00 pm
Saturdays 1:00-4:00 pm

must sign up in advance
either just before you come or weeks in advance.

Book Drop Offs
Books can be dropped off during volunteer hours. You do not need to sign up in advance, but check the sign up page to make sure we are open.


We need your support

The average cost of mailing a package of carefully selected books from our library is $5. Every gift helps fulfill our mission of supporting people in prison.

Checks can be mailed to:

Prison Book Program
c/o Lucy Parsons Bookstore
1306 Hancock Street
Suite 100
Quincy, MA 02169

All donations to PBP are fully tax deductible. Our EIN is 20-3235673.


Prison Book Program relies on the support of people like you.

Just $3 covers the average cost of mailing a package of carefully selected books from our library of donated books!

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