OPEN BOOKS  & 
THE PRISON BOOK PROJECT

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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OPEN NOON – 5 PM |  7 DAYS A WEEK

1040 N. Guillemard St., Pensacola, FL 32501

openbookspcola@riseup.net

850.453.6774

REGISTERED 501(c)3 NONPROFIT

YOUR DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE

© 2019 OPEN BOOKS & THE PRISON BOOK PROJECT. All rights reserved. 

OUR MISSION

Open Books is a nonprofit, volunteer-run bookstore. Proceeds from the sale of books and donations support the Prison Book Project, operating since 2000. 

The Prison Book Project currently sends around 10,000 books each year to indigent inmates in Florida prisons, one of the largest prison systems in the country and one sorely lacking in-house book collections. The Prison Book Project currently serves approximately 2,000 inmates each year.

We provide free books to improve the lives of prisoners, to provide educational resources, and to help reduce the likelihood of their returning to the prison system. Our communities fare better when prisoners returning to society have had an opportunity to learn, grow, and mature as individuals. Books provide the inspiration and knowledge for that growth.
 

We look forward to many more years of serving the community—those free and imprisoned.

Our Vision

We provide free books to improve the lives of prisoners, to provide educational resources, and to help reduce the likelihood of their returning to the prison system. Our communities fare better when prisoners returning to society have had an opportunity to learn, grow, and mature as individuals. Books provide the inspiration and knowledge for that growth.

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