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Each month we process around 400 inmate book requests at a cost of around $1000 for mailing. Including the book store operating costs (rent, utilities, maintenance), we operate on a modest budget.

Prisoners simply have to send us a letter with their requests and we send them books. While the Open Books bookstore has a wide selection of new and used books, the selection that has been donated to the Prison Book Project is limited. We do our best to find something that fits the interests of the prisoner.

The volunteers who keep the store and project running appreciate the support and generosity shown by many, in the form of books and monetary donations, time, and help. We’re a grass-roots project that really works!

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