NYC Books Through Bars is a nonprofit collective that sends free books to incarcerated people across the country. Over the past 20 years, they have sent more than 50,000 packages of books to individuals in state and federal prisons. Books Through Bars currently receives and fulfills over 700 book requests each month. We believe that books have the power to transform people and the way they see the world. (Video: BK Stories: Book Through Bars Brings Literature To The Incarcerated). This month, we are starting a new initiative with Greenlight to get books about prison abolition, police abolition, the history of racial capital and incarceration in the United States, and transformative justice outside of the carceral system into the hands of incarcerated people and your own. We have been heartened over the past months to see the massive surge of popular interest in the abolition of carceral systems and behaviors in America and we hope to spread resources to networks on the inside and outside. Visit the BTB website for answers to questions, or to learn more about NYC Books Through Bars: www.booksthroughbarsnyc.org. Thank you for your support!
Greenlight is partnering with Books Through Bars on providing books from this list. Purchase any title from the wishlist for donation, and we'll take care of book delivery -- no need to pay for shipping! To donate, just add books to your cart from this page and pay online as usual. Books will be collected at the bookstore and delivered to Books Through Bars. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.