Book Donations

High demand topics

We can use books on almost any topic, but some are in high demand and we never have enough to fill our requests.  We can use hardcover books, but paperbacks are best because 3 prisons will not accept hardcover books.

  • Dictionaries and Thesauri, especially college-level and above, in paperback especially Almanacs
  • One-volume desk encyclopedias
  • Large-print Bibles
  • Guides to trades such as carpentry, plumbing, auto repair - even books aimed at homeowners would be helpful
  • GED prep books, especially Math
  • Basic computer use - fairly up to date
  • Drawing and painting techniques
  • Chess, basic and intermediate
  • Current music - Rap, Hip-hop and other
  • Sports almanacs
  • Money management, especially personal finance
  • Starting a small business
  • Addiction and recovery
  • History, especially USA, Britain and Japan
  • African-American history
  • Biographies of Black Americans, especially men
  • Black Power
  • Urban Fiction
  • Manga and Anime