Prisoners Literature Project

Contact

Email: PrisonLit@gmail.com

Book requests must be sent to:

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

Volunteer sessions are held at:

Grassroots House
2022 & 2025 Blake Street
Berkeley, CA 94704

There’s plenty of parking near Grassroots House, and the office is walkable in 11-15 minutes from downtown Berkeley BART or Ashby BART stations. The AC Transit bus #18 stops nearby as well.

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 us answer letters from prisoners who write us from all over the United States.

Latest News
Double your impact for Independent Bookstore Day 2024!
Apr 2024

Independent Bookstore Day 2024 is your big opportunity to support local booksellers and stock up on new selections for yourself — and once again, for PLP as well.


What kinds of books do people ask for?
Apr 2024

The most common requests are for genre fiction (thrillers, romance, sci-fi/fantasy, etc), self-help, business, drawing, graphic novels, science, GED material, exercise, almanacs and so much more. Here is a sample of letters that volunteers responded to recently.