We are open every day from 12 – 5 pm until Christmas!

With the holiday season fast approaching, think about a visit to Open Books Bookstore! Drop in and browse our interesting collection of used and reasonably priced books for sale, or consider an Open Books Gift Certificate as a stocking stuffer! Open Books is a non-profit collective run completely by volunteers, and all proceeds from donations and book sales go to support the Prison Book Project.

Open Books Bookstore & Prison Book Project, 1040 N Guillemard St, Pensacola FL 32501, 850-453-6774

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We mail books on request to inmates in Florida correctional institutions, and have an open invitation Book Packing every Monday 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 Pay Pal 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 free to the community. Check our calendar for upcoming events and like us on Facebook.

Logo for Open Books Bookstore and Prison Book Project, a non-profir used book store located in Pensacola, Florida

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