Prisoners Literature Project

Latest News

New York’s pilot program blocks ‘books to prisoners’ programs

New York State is piloting a program which only allows a few prison-industrial complex ‘approved vendors’ – which have a limited, unhelpful set of full-priced books – to send packages to prisoners. 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 volunteer sessions: still running through the holiday!

Our volunteer sessions are running all the way through the holiday, including Xmas Eve and New Year’s Eve (both Sundays!) and Wednesday 27th, for anyone who’d like to come and help us pick/pack books for prisoners. More info…


Thanks for #GivingTuesday, keep PLP in mind at year-end!

We just wanted to thank everybody for your amazing response to our GivingTuesday campaign – we met our matching goal, thanks to you all! More info…


PLP’s 2017 Holiday Party – December 17th!

Hey there PLP volunteers & friends,
We’d like to invite you to our 2017 Prisoners Literature Project holiday party.

More info…


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 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…



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.