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Due to COVID19, our Sunday workdays are currently not open to new volunteers. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for updates.

We are however always in need of donations!

You can donate via:

If you would like to donate books or have your own book drive, please contact us at HelpOut@prisonbooks.info

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Hope everyone stays healthy and safe!

Support Us!

Thanks for your interest in getting reading materials into the hands of people locked in our nation’s prisons and jails. We send free books and zines (small booklets) to people locked up in North Carolina and Alabama, and zines nationwide!

  • DONATE MONEY: Our biggest need is always money! In order to keep sending books and zines into prisons, we need your help! We spend around $500 per month on postage alone!!! And another $50-$60 on printing, supplies and website. Your help is so critical!! Note: We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit, so all donations are tax deductible. Email us for more information: prisonbooks@gmail.com.
  • VOLUNTEER: Workdays are every Sunday, 1-4 pm. As of March 2020, new volunteers are by appointment only. Email us at HelpOut@prisonbooks.info to schedule. Check out our volunteering page for general information about volunteering. (For info on the rare weather or holiday-related closings check out our Facebook page.)
  • DONATE BOOKS: At this time, we are ONLY accepting specific high-demand genres. Check out our book donation page for more details and instructions for donating.



Fundraiser at Ben & Jerry’s Chapel Hill April 16, 2019

It’s time for ANOTHER benefit at Ben & Jerry’s in Chapel Hill!

What: Fundraising Event for Prison Books Collective!! Help us send free books to people locked in North Carolina and Alabama prisons!
When: Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 12-11 pm
Where: Ben & Jerry’s, 102 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
How it works: You come in to buy a frozen treat (both dairy and non-dairy available!). We get a portion of the sales! We’ll also have a donation jar. It’s just that easy!

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/829762410749895/
Bring yourself! Bring your friends! Spread the word!

Ben & Jerry's April 16, 2019 Benefit