I believe people on the outside can’t comprehend the importance of books in prison. For me, there are two types of books: the first one is for self-improvement, learning about yourself and others and understanding skills and what piques your interest. The second type of books is the one that takes you far from prison, to new wonderful places to meet new and exciting people.

Books can also act like a surrogate to the relationships we are missing in our lives. I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking the time out of your day to send me and other inmates books. You can’t imagine how nice it is to receive books from you. It is so nice to know that people care.

Written by A prisoner in Coleman, FL

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!

Skip to content