Donate Books


Donate Books

Thanks for your interest in donating books! Most prisons do not allow hardcover books, therefore we can only send paperback books to prisoners. Donations must be in good condition.

GREAT NEWS!  We are once again accepting ALL book donations!!!  The exception is romance (we still have a lot of them).

Please email us to set up a time to drop off donations, or if you would like to arrange a pick-up. (

We are in particular need of the following: 

  • Softcover dictionaries (English, Spanish-English, possibly other languages, Law, Medical…)
  • Fiction books in Spanish
  • Softcover law books (for North Carolina or Alabama)
  • GED or Adult Basic Education Materials
  • How-to books on: automotive repair, electrical or other home repair, and gardening
  • Business (how to start or run a business, in particular in NC)
  • Art: either about art, or how to draw (we get a lot of requests for books on how to draw).

Book Drives and Book Drop Off Sites

Please contact us if your business, church, or other organization would like to serve as a book drop off center and/or hold a book drive!


  1. Dan Lewis

    Can you use chess books?

    1. Prison Books Collective (Post author)


  2. Autumn

    How about urban fiction?

    1. Prison Books Collective (Post author)


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