Prisoners Literature Project

Prisoner Letters
PLP thank you letters — Winter 2022

We’re welcoming in the new year with some more uplifting letters and warm holiday greetings from book recipients.

PLP At Work Gallery
PLP at work – a gallery.

In case any of you were wondering – here’s what our space and volunteers look like on an average Sunday!


About the Prisoners Literature Project

The Prisoners Literature Project is an inclusive, all-volunteer, grassroots nonprofit whose purpose is to encourage reading, the pursuit of knowledge, and self-determination among incarcerated people. By sending free reading materials to those behind bars, PLP aims to foster learning and critical thinking and help prepare people to lead successful lives after incarceration. We believe that all people have a right to read.

Please consider donating to the PLP or volunteering your time (if you live in the Bay Area, CA!) to help our prison book program answer letters from prisoners who write us from all over the United States.

Latest News
PLP’s at the Bay Area Book Festival this weekend!
May 2022

Great news: Prisoners Literature Project will be at the Bay Area Book Festival this weekend in downtown Berkeley!


Independent Book Store Day: buy books for PLP & double your impact.
Apr 2022

Independent Bookstore Day 2022 is a major opportunity to support local booksellers and stock up on new selections for yourself — and now, for PLP as well!


Books and more! Find out what other useful resources PLP includes in packages
Mar 2022

Each package PLP sends to an incarcerated reader usually includes 1-4 books. However, there are a number of other great resources that may be nestled in the envelope. We thought we would share some of these items that we have created or that come to us from other great books-to-prisoners groups.



Announcements
PLP’s at the Bay Area Book Festival this weekend!

Great news: Prisoners Literature Project will be at the Bay Area Book Festival this weekend in downtown Berkeley!

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Latest News
PLP’s at the Bay Area Book Festival this weekend!

Great news: Prisoners Literature Project will be at the Bay Area Book Festival this weekend in downtown Berkeley!

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Prisoner Letters
PLP thank you letters — Winter 2022

We’re welcoming in the new year with some more uplifting letters and warm holiday greetings from book recipients.

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PLP At Work Gallery
PLP at work – a gallery.

In case any of you were wondering – here’s what our space and volunteers look like on an average Sunday!

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New Ways To Donate
PLP needs your help this Giving Tuesday!

Now that Giving Tuesday is nearly upon us, we wanted to update you all on the Prisoners Literature Project’s efforts to send books to incarcerated people throughout the U.S., and explain how we need your help.

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