Prison Book Program
1306 Hancock Street, Suite 100
Quincy, MA 02169
Telephone: 617-423-3298 (book requests by mail only)
Email: - Web site:


Prison Book Program is a grassroots organization that exists for one purpose—to send free books to incarcerated individuals since 1972.The program sends free books and learning materials to prisoners, including:

  • Basic legal information for incarcerated individuals
  • Dictionaries
  • Fiction and nonfiction books that span genres and subjects
  • Materials toward GED study at times
To request books for a loved one in prison, fill out the Request Form found on the Prison Book Program website (above) and mail it to:

Prison Book Program – Website Request
c/o Lucy Parsons Bookstore
1306 Hancock Street, Suite 100
Quincy, MA 02169

The Prison Book Program accepts requests for books by mail only.

Requirements / Restrictions:

Prisons Not Served:
Does not serve prisons in California, Texas, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Nevada or Texas. In addition, program is not able to send to many individual prisons due to prison restrictions. Please check the “Prisons We Do Not Serve” list on the website before sending in your request to ensure that the program can send books to your loved one.

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