Prisoners Literature Project


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.)

Volunteer meetings are Sunday 2-5pm 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! Or you can buy us ‘most wanted’ books from our Powell’s wishlist if you prefer.

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
PLP’s $2,500 matching donation drive!
Nov 2015

The Prisoners Literature Project announces a $2,500 ‘matching donation’ funding drive! 

PLP at Howard Zinn Book Fair this Sunday (11/15) in SF!
Nov 2015

This Sunday: PLP at Howard Zinn Book Fair!  please drop by!

NEW: support PLP by buying books for yourself!
Sep 2015

You can now support an independent book dealer — and the Prisoners Literature Project, too!