Prisoners Literature Project

Contact

Contact Us?

Mailing address for U.S. prisoner book requests:

Prisoners Literature Project
c/o Bound Together Books
1369 Haight St
San Francisco, CA 94117

Please don’t send book requests to our Blake St. office, or to our email account, or our phone numbers. We only answer requests mailed to Bound Together Books on Haight St.

PLP Main Office (home of our volunteer meetings!):

Prisoners Literature Project
Grassroots House
2022 Blake Street
Berkeley, CA 94704

(Map – there’s plenty of local parking, and the office is walkable in 11-15 minutes from downtown Berkeley BART or Ashby BART  – also, AC Transit bus #18 stops nearby.)

Info phone: (510) 749-4160 (also please call this number to volunteer with a group.)
Email: Prisonlit@gmail.com

Volunteer meetings are Sunday 2-6pm and Wednesdays 6:30-9:30pm at the Grassroots House. Just show up! We will answer letters, choose books & package them.

REMINDER: if you can’t make it to volunteer in person, please consider donating to us via PayPal, either one-off or recurring – our postage costs are high and every little bit counts!

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.

Latest News
New art from grateful prisoners!
Feb 2018

We’ve been sending out a lot of ‘how to draw’ guides to prisoners recently by request – here’s some neat thank-you pictures we received last week!


A thank you poem to remember!
Feb 2018

Here’s a wonderful ‘thank you’ poem from a grateful prisoner. It’s addressed to Prisoners Literature Project & sister bookstore Bound Together Books, which is the address prisoners have to mail to get a reply from us! 


PLP’s regular Sunday volunteering hours now 2pm to 6pm!
Jan 2018

Apologies for the back and forth on this, but the Prisoners Literature Project’s open Sunday volunteering hours are now 2pm to 6pm, starting Sunday, December 3rd, 2017 going forwards.