Prisoners Literature Project

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PLP’s Giving Tuesday campaign – help us out, get your donation matched!

As Giving Tuesday (November 28th) approaches, we at the Prisoners Literature Project are launching a special fundraising campaign. More info…


Visit PLP at the Howard Zinn Book Fair!

Come visit the Prisoners Literature Project at the Howard Zinn Book Fair, next Sunday (Nov.19th) from 10am to 6pm at City College of San Francisco!

More info…


PLP: no volunteer meetup on Sunday, November 26th

NOTE: the PLP’s volunteer session on Sunday, November 26th from 1pm to 5pm is cancelled, due to another Grassroots House group using the space.

(We’re open every Wednesday and Sunday for volunteer sessions besides that date!)


PLP starting extended Sunday hours!

PLP’s Sunday volunteering hours have now expanded! We’re now picking out and packing books for prisoners from 1pm to 5pm every Sunday. (It was previously 2pm to 5pm.) More info…


New art from grateful inmates to the PLP

As the Prisoners Literature Project powers through the rest of 2017, we wanted to highlight a couple of new pieces of art recently sent in to us. More info…


PLP at Kiosk Fest, SF Zine Fest, Bay Area Anarchist Bookfair!

REMINDER: the Prisoners Literature Project is appearing at not one, not two, but THREE different Bay Area events over the next couple of weeks:

More info…


Scenes from the Prisoners Literature Project, Summer 2017

As summer continues, the Prisoners Literature Project also continues to send out 200+ packages of books to needy U.S. prisoners weekly. Here’s some visual highlights. More info…


Progress on special requests, graphic novels, drawing books!

We use your kindly donated money for postage for the 1000+ book packages we send to prisoners monthly. But the PLP has also been making strides in buying (discounted!) requested books. More info…


Prisoners Literature Project at San Francisco Zine Fest this September!

The Prisoners Literature Project will have a table – selling remnant books & giving out bookmarks – at the San Francisco Zine Fest on September 3rd! More info…


Volunteers wanted for summer bookpacking sessions!

Since it’s a bit slower with college volunteers over the summer, always looking for help on our Sunday (and Wednesday!) volunteer sessions! More info…



About the Prisoners Literature Project

The Prisoners Literature Project is an all-volunteer grassroots group that sends hundreds of free book packages to needy prisoners in the United States every month.

Please consider donating to the PLP or volunteering your time (if you live in the Bay Area, CA!) to help us answer letters from prisoners who write us from all over the United States.

Prisoners – want books?

Mailing address for U.S. prisoner book requests: Prisoner Literature Project c/o Bound Together Books 1369 Haight St San Francisco, CA 94117 There's more info here on what else prisoners need to include with their requests.