Prisoners Literature Project

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Sci-fi eBook Storybundle – benefiting the PLP!

The latest sci-fi eBook Storybundle – featuring a bunch of books from Michael Moorcock & Nick Mamatas, among others – is benefiting the Prisoners Literature Project or Books Through Bars as the optional charity.

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PLP & Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair – volunteers needed!

HEADS UP: the Prisoners Literature Project will be at the Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair on September 15th, and we’d love to see you there!

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Thanks to two very helpful PLP book donators!

The PLP gets notable donations of books from time to time, & will be trying to highlight & thank those involved more in the future. This first installment showcases two helpful donations. More info…


Upcoming Sunday morning ‘chilled-out’ volunteer sessions!

Our next two ‘chilled-out’ Sunday morning volunteer sessions are confirmed!

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Thank you letters from prisoners – Summer 2018 update!

Here’s a couple of truly appreciative recent thank-you letters from incarcerated prisoners that the Prisoners Literature Project has sent free books to.  More info…


PLP: volunteers wanted, volunteer survey!

As we steam into the summer months, we’re still getting 300+ letters a week from needy U.S. prisoners in search of dictionaries, self-help books, fiction, and lots more – that’s a lot! More info…


Big thanks to Heyday Books – & volunteer needed for book moving!

Firstly, a BIG thank-you to Heyday Books for an initial PLP donation of a large amount of excellent books on Native American culture & other great quality literature!

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NEW: monthly Sunday morning volunteer sessions!

Have you been to our Sunday volunteer sessions but just found them a bit TOO busy? The PLP is starting monthly Sunday morning volunteer sessions! More info…


2018’s latest ‘thank you’ art & prisoner letters

Some beautiful ‘thank you’ art & a separate thank you letter from prisoners we sent books to – thanks to all of our supporters!

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PLP volunteer session canceled – May 27th, 2018!

PLP VOLUNTEERS: we will be open as normal next Sunday (May 20th) for our 2pm to 6pm session at Grassroots House, but the meeting on Memorial Day weekend (Sunday, May 27th – 2pm to 6pm) is canceled. 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.