Prison Book Program

In the last two years, we've sent twenty plus boxes of new books to the Prison Book Program and that is all thanks to you! We refresh our wishlist frequently, so check back often. Thanks again for supporting Wellesley Books and the Prison Book Program!

The Prison Book Program believes in the life-changing power of literature. Books give people the chance to learn, grow, and explore the worlds of their choosing. Since 1972, the Prison Book Program has been sending free books to individuals in prisons. Along with each hand-selected package, volunteers send personalized notes to each reader--because everyone deserves the freedom to read. To learn more about what the Prison Book Program offers (and to see how you can volunteer), please visit their website at www.prisonbookprogram.org.


Wellesley Books is partnering with the Prison Book Program to provide books. Below you will find a list of most-needed/most-requested books. You may also choose to order a gift card that the Prison Book Program can use to purchase specially requested books or books in quantity. Please purchase the gift card at this link. For the shipping address please use the bookstore's address 82 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02482 and please leave in the gift card message: For Prison Book Program.

All books are available to order. Select the titles and quantity of the book(s) you'd like to purchase and choose "curbside pickup" at checkout; a volunteer from the Prison Book Program will pick up the books. Please call the store at (781) 431-1160 or email orders@wellesleybooks.com with any questions.

Easy Spanish Step-By-Step Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780071463386
Availability: Usually ships to store in 4-6 days (may take longer if sourced from further away)
Published: McGraw-Hill Education - December 21st, 2005

Yoga for Everyone: 50 Poses For Every Type of Body Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781465480774
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Alpha - April 2nd, 2019

Beyond Bars: Rejoining Society After Prison Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781592578511
Availability: Usually ships to store in 4-6 days (may take longer if sourced from further away)
Published: Alpha - July 7th, 2009

Webster's Spanish-English Dictionary for Students, Second Edition Cover Image
By Inc. Merriam-Webster (Editor)
$4.99
ISBN: 9781596951655
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Federal Street Press - August 1st, 2014

What Color Is Your Parachute? 2021: Your Guide to a Lifetime of Meaningful Work and Career Success Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781984857866
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Ten Speed Press - December 22nd, 2020

Finding Your Best Self, Revised Edition: Recovery from Addiction, Trauma, or Both Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781462539895
Availability: Usually ships to store in 4-6 days (may take longer if sourced from further away)
Published: The Guilford Press - May 15th, 2019

Starting a Business QuickStart Guide: The Simplified Beginner's Guide to Launching a Successful Small Business, Turning Your Vision into Reality, and Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781945051821
Availability: Usually ships to store in 4-6 days (may take longer if sourced from further away)
Published: Clydebank Media LLC - February 25th, 2019

Guitar Scales for Beginners: Learn to Solo Effortlessly Cover Image
$13.89
ISBN: 9781951791674
Availability: Usually ships to store in 4-6 days (may take longer if sourced from further away)
Published: Drip Digital - September 10th, 2020

Braiding Sweetgrass Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781571313560
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Milkweed Editions - September 1st, 2014

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The Starless Sea: A Novel Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781101971383
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Anchor - August 4th, 2020

Trail of Lightning (The Sixth World #1) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534413504
Availability: Usually ships to store in 4-6 days (may take longer if sourced from further away)
Published: Gallery / Saga Press - June 26th, 2018

Law Dictionary Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781438006956
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Barrons Educational Series - September 1st, 2016

Living Wicca: A Further Guide for the Solitary Practitioner (Llewellyn's Practical Magick) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780875421841
Availability: Usually ships to store in 4-6 days (may take longer if sourced from further away)
Published: Llewellyn Publications - September 8th, 2002

Tombstone: The Earp Brothers, Doc Holliday, and the Vendetta Ride from Hell Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250214607
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - January 5th, 2021

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Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner (Llewellyn's Practical Magick) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780875421186
Availability: Usually ships to store in 4-6 days (may take longer if sourced from further away)
Published: Llewellyn Publications - September 8th, 2002

REQUESTED OFTEN


Norse Mythology Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393356182
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 6th, 2018

Horseman, Pass By Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781631493553
Availability: Usually ships to store in 4-6 days (may take longer if sourced from further away)
Published: Liveright - March 20th, 2018

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780062316110
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Harper Perennial - May 15th, 2018

Stretching: 40th Anniversary Edition Cover Image
By Bob Anderson, Jean Anderson (Illustrator)
$22.95
ISBN: 9780936070841
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Shelter Publications - October 6th, 2020

The Visual MBA: Two Years of Business School Packed into One Priceless Book of Pure Awesomeness Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780358343646
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Mariner Books - April 7th, 2020

Foolproof Card Tricks: For the Amateur Magician (Dover Books on Magic) Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9780486472706
Availability: Usually ships to store in 4-6 days (may take longer if sourced from further away)
(This book cannot be returned.)
Published: Dover Publications - September 1st, 2009

National Geographic Almanac 2021: Trending Topics - Big Ideas in Science - Photos, Maps, Facts & More Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781426221552
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: National Geographic - September 22nd, 2020

Hoodlum: A Novel Cover Image
By K'wan
$17.99
ISBN: 9780312333089
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - August 1st, 2005

Spiritual Gems of Islam: Insights & Practices from the Qur'an, Hadith, Rumi & Muslim Teaching Stories to Enlighten the Heart & Mind Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781594734304
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Skylight Paths Publishing - March 1st, 2013

Depth of Winter: A Longmire Mystery Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525522492
Availability: Usually ships to store in 4-6 days (may take longer if sourced from further away)
Published: Penguin Books - August 27th, 2019

Are Prisons Obsolete? (Open Media Series) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781583225813
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Seven Stories Press - August 5th, 2003

An African American and Latinx History of the United States (REVISIONING HISTORY #4) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780807005934
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Beacon Press - December 11th, 2018

Midnight: A Gangster Love Story (The Midnight Series #1) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781416545361
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Atria/Emily Bestler Books - September 8th, 2009

Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780060853983
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: William Morrow - November 28th, 2006

Space Opera Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781481497503
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Gallery / Saga Press - December 18th, 2018

Crochet Step by Step: Techniques, Stitches, and Patterns Made Easy Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780744027808
Availability: Usually ships to store in 4-6 days (may take longer if sourced from further away)
Published: DK - February 9th, 2021

The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780802412706
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Northfield Publishing - January 1st, 2015

The Everything Sign Language Book: American Sign Language Made Easy... All new photos! (Everything®) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781598698831
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Everything - April 17th, 2009

Ingles Para Latinos, Level 1 (Barron's Foreign Language Guides) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781438010380
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Barrons Educational Series - April 1st, 2018