Prisoners Literature Project

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Listen to the NPR story about the PLP online!

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The recently aired NPR (Humankind) longform radio story on Prisoners Literature Project is now available online. More info…


Prisoners Literature Project featured on NPR!

247_books_to_prisonersLast month, Boston-based NPR reporter David Freudberg flew out to do a story about the Prisoners Literature Project. More info…


Hand-drawn ‘thank you’ letters for the PLP!

Here’s a couple of hand-drawn ‘thank you’ letters we recently received from prisoners! More info…


Meet the PLP at the San Francisco Zine Fest on Sept. 4th!

plpzineCome say hi to the Prisoners Literature Project at our booth at the San Francisco Zine Fest this Sunday!
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Thanks to Cengage & Storybundle for kind donations!

cengagestoryThe Prisoners Literature Project would like to thank two companies for their donations to the PLP over the last few weeks. More info…


New eBook bundle to benefit PLP as charity

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[The latest Game Storybundle – a ‘pay what you want’ eBook bundle – will again be benefiting the Prisoners Literature Project.  More info…


Volunteer at the PLP this summer!

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The PLP is running volunteer sessions every Wednesday evening and Sunday afternoon in Berkeley to answer letters from prisoners and package books up for them. We’d love you to consider attending. More info…


Prisoners Literature Project at the Bay Area Book Fest, June 4 & 5!

BABFlogowithChronLogoCome celebrate books with the Prisoners Literature Project at the Bay Area Book FestivalMore info…


Thanks to Grand Junction for its Community Grant!

PH62545LOGOThe PLP would like to thank Grand Junction for its kind Community Fund donation, which will fund over 300 packages to be sent to needy U.S. prisoners. More info…


PLP will be at the Oakland Book Festival – Sunday, May 22nd

oakbookThe Prisoners Literature Project will have a table at the Oakland Book Festival this Sunday, May 22nd at Oakland City Hall. 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.