Donate Books


Donate Books

Limited time only: Through March 15, 2018, we will be accepting ALL book donations. Books we can’t send into prisons or don’t need right now, will be sold at a benefit book sale in April.

We are accepting book donations again, BUT ONLY SPECIFIC HIGH-DEMAND GENRES. SEE BELOW. Our needs may change over time, so keep checking this page for updates. We can only accept donations of soft cover books. Donations must be in very good or good condition (so no writing or highlighting, no torn pages or covers, etc).

We are ONLY accepting the following genres of books. If you have soft cover books that fit these categories ONLY, you may drop them off at our workdays location (Sundays, 1-4 pm, 4312 Etta Rd, Durham, NC 27705).

  • Dictionaries (English, Spanish-English, Law, Medical)
  • Black non-fiction books. For example about civil rights, black power, black movements, black liberation
  • How to draw books
  • Westerns
  • 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)
  • Fiction books in Spanish
  • GED or Adult Basic Education Materials

Again, the above categories of books are the only types we are accepting at this time. Thanks for your interest!

Book Drives and Book Drop Off Sites

Please contact us if your business, church, or other organization can help us collect books that fit the above high-demand genres!


  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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