Donate Stamps

Since all of our funds go toward postage, you can help us by directly purchasing stamps from the automated machines at a post office and mailing them to us.

Here’s what to do:

  • Visit a self-service machine at a post office (due to USPS policies, we can only use stamps purchased from automated machines)
  • Select “Buy Stamps”
  • Select “Buy a Different Value Stamp”
  • Enter the value of $2.80, $3.33, or $3.86 (that’s postage for 1 lb, 2 lbs, or 3 lbs via Media Mail)
  • Enter a quantity of 1 to 5 stamps
  • Make a payment, collect the stamp(s), and mail to:

NYC Books Through Bars
c/o Freebird Books
123 Columbia St.
Brooklyn, NY 11231

Alternatively, people can also print out postage in media mail amounts using home postal software like

We also would be happy to take whatever random postage you have that you are not using, as we could always put it to use.