Benefit Spaghetti Dinner Friday April 8

Open Books will be hosting a fund-raising vegetarian spaghetti dinner on Friday,  April 8, at 6:00 PM at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Pensacola @ 9888 Pensacola Blvd 32534 (click left to show map in a new window).  Tickets are $10/adult, $5/child but we are hoping you will be generous and make a larger donation to Open Books and the Prison Book Project.  The event will feature music by Doug Craft and Glenn Jensen, and caricatures by local artist Carter J (proceeds to benefit the Prison Book Project). Our keynote speaker will be Keyontay Humphries, Regional Organizer of Northwest Florida American Civil Liberties Union.  The church is located on the right off of Hwy 29 just north of 9 Mile Road.Unitarian ChurchWe have lots of interesting and reasonably priced used titles and are open every day from noon until 5pm. Drop in, browse our stacks, and buy massive quantities of books! All proceeds from book sales at Open Books go to support the Prison Book Project that mails books to Florida inmates.

Terry Covington will be showing her sculptures and drawings during March – May.  If you are an artist, have quality work ready to hang, and would like to have an exhibit at Open Books, contact Johnny Ardis

Open Books Bookstore and Prison Book Project is a non-profit business, but we are not yet a 501c(3) organization as determined by the IRS.  Thanks to the generous support of donors to our GoFundMe project, we have filed the 501c(3) applications with the state and IRS and expect to be approved within the next 3 months. Thank you!

Are you looking to make a difference in your community and in the lives of others? Open Books Bookstore and our Prison Book Project are always on the lookout for new volunteers.  For Open Books, you can be a part of the volunteer group that manages the bookstore every day from Noon-5 p.m. For the Prison Book Project, we pack most every Wednesday night from 6-8 p.m. If you would like to join our happy collective and volunteer at Open Books, please contact us (850-453-6774 or email us). CONTACT US so you can help us make a difference. ‪#‎OpenBooksOpenMinds          

Open Books Bookstore & Prison Book Project, 1040 N Guillemard St, Pensacola FL 32501, 850-453-6774
Photo of Open Books Bookstore in Pensacola, Florida.

We mail books on request to inmates in Florida correctional institutions, and have an open invitation Book Packing every Wednesday night at the store.  During a typical month, our volunteers pack and mail around 150 packages of books to inmates at a cost of $500 to $550. We welcome your donations of money, time, and clean used books. We always seem to need paperback dictionaries and thesauri. You can donate money to Open Books using the orange DONATE button to the right.

Open Books also hosts a wide variety of cultural events, including lectures, art openings and exhibitions, plays, musical performances, films, poetry and book readings, and neighborhood festivals. All of these activities are open to the public and many are free to the community. Contact us to discuss and schedule your event, and check our calendar for upcoming events. If you are on Facebook, drop by our profile and “Like us.”

Logo for Open Books Bookstore and Prison Book Project, a non-profit used book store located in Pensacola, Florida
Our new logo!