Prisoners Literature Project

Latest News

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 theĀ 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…


Thanks for your PLP support at the Bay Area Book Fest!

Thanks to everyone who supported the Prisoners Literature Project at the Bay Area Book Festival. During the event, we:

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Prisoners Literature Project hits up the Bay Area Book Festival!

Come by and see the PLP this coming weekend (June 3rd & 4th) in our booth at the Bay Area Book Festival in downtown Berkeley!

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PLP at the 2017 Oakland Book Festival

Come by and see us at the Oakland Book Festival on Sunday, May 21! More info…


PLP adds Instagram feed with latest pics, volunteers!


The Prisoners Literature Project has now added an Instagram feed which features the latest images from the organization. More info…


PLP’s thanks to our ‘special session’ groups!

Some of you may know that the Prisoners Literature Project often runs ‘special sessions’ for specific external groups. More info…

Thanks to your help, new dictionaries are (almost) here!

We’re delighted to announce we’ve procured hundreds of new English dictionaries for prisoners! More info…


PLP’s letters from prisoners – Pt. 2.

As we move into 2017, here’s a fresh set of thank-you letters from prisoners. 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.