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Who we are
BOOKS 2 PRISONERS is an independent community-based group whose purpose is to broaden the range of reading materials available to prisoners throughout Canada. Our mandate is to provide free reading materials to prisoners as per request. All books are donated by publishing houses and by the general public and we cover the price of postage.
Donate your BooksBOOKS 2 PRISONERS accepts donations of all kinds of books, including novels, non-fiction, resource books etc. We accept most books, except outdated textbooks and sets of encyclopedias. Please contact us to make arrangements to drop off books.
Any prisoner can make a requestBOOKS 2 PRISONERS has access to books and journals on a wide range of subjects including health, self-help, sexuality, black history, women's issues, aboriginal issues, politics, psychology, philosophy, resource manuals, some law books, plus an array of novels. We will accept requests by subject matter or author. If we don't have the book that you asked for, we will send the closest thing we find to your request. Whether we can send directly to you or to the prison library depends on the prison.
Contacting Books 2 PrisonersPO Box 78005, 1755 East Broadway
books (at) prisonjustice (dot) ca
Download a Books 2 Prisoners Info Leaflet.
Hear an interview about the work of Books 2 Prisoners, produced by Stark Raven.
Other Independent Books to Prisoners Programs
(note: each Books to Prisoners program operates autonomously and independently)
Books To Prisoners
Ottawa, ON. K1S 5B6
books2prisoners (at) hotmail.com
Open Door Books (ODB)
c/o QPIRG Concordia
1455 de Maisonneuve O
bookstoprisoners (at) gmail.com
Books Beyond Bars
PO Box 33129
booksbeyondbars (at) gmail.com