“BOOKS THRU BARS”
FREE BOOKS-FOR-PRISONERS PROGRAM
The Luminist League provides books for inmates of jails and prisons through our Books
program. Donated and salvaged books are collected and sorted by volunteers, and packages of
books are mailed to prisoners on request without charge.
Prisoners may send
requests in writing to LUMINIST PUBLICATIONS, PO BOX 20256, MINNEAPOLIS,
MN 55420-0256 USA. Requests should include the prisoner’s full address, including
prison ID number, and any relevant package room requirements. We cannot usually fill requests for specific titles.
Requests should describe the type of books desired as precisely as
possible, and we will select a package of titles that match the request
as closely as possible from available stock.
Donations are needed to keep this service going. Money is always needed for postage. You may use the link below to donate with a credit/debit card or bank account, or contact us to discuss other arrangements. To send a donation by postal mail, please enclose carefully concealed U.S. cash, or a check or U.S. Postal Money Order made payable to our Treasurer, Dale R. Gowin. Please use this address:
PUBLICATIONS, PO BOX 20256, MINNEAPOLIS,
MN 55420 USA
Donations of books for the project
may be mailed to the same address. We welcome all kinds of printed matter
and recorded media in usable condition.