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 BARTĀ  – 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!

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 honored by the Namaste Foundation as an inspiring non-profit
Oct 2016

Wonderful news – the Prisoners Literature Project has been chosen by the Namaste FoundationĀ as one of two dozen ‘inspiring nonprofits who are working toward positive change’ in criminal justice reform.

Listen to the NPR story about the PLP online!
Oct 2016

The recently aired NPR (Humankind) longform radio story on Prisoners Literature Project is now available online.

Prisoners Literature Project featured on NPR!
Sep 2016

Last month, Boston-based NPR reporter David Freudberg flew out to do a story about the Prisoners Literature Project.