Please note: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and in accordance with social distancing recommendations, NYC Books Through Bars is suspending volunteer sessions as of March 12 in order to protect the health of our communities. This is a difficult decision, as it will reduce our ability to send books to incarcerated people at a time they may need them most. Some of our collective members will try to fulfill requests as best we're able until volunteer sessions can resume. We are mindful of the special risk that COVID-19 presents for people who are locked up and hope you will follow us on social media for ways to advocate in solidarity during this time. We will share updates when we have any via social media and our website.
NYC Books Through Bars is an
all-volunteer-run group that sends free, donated books to incarcerated people across the nation. View our calendar to get involved!
Buy a book from our Greenlight Bookstore Wishlist!