Prison Book Program

In the last two years, we've sent more than 60 bags and 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.

DURING BANNED BOOKS WEEK (SEPT 26 - OCT 2), ALL PRISON BOOK PROGRAM PURCHASES WILL BE MATCHED BY A GENEROUS SUPPORTER. Please consider making a purchase this week to provide twice the benefit to those who need these books.

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 proud to partner with the Prison Book Program to provide books for incarcerated people. Below you will find a list of the most-needed and most-requested books. You may also choose to order a gift card for the Prison Book Program to use for purchasing specially requested books or books in quantity. Please purchase gift cards 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.

We refresh our wishlist frequently, so check back often. Thanks again for supporting Wellesley Books and the Prison Book Program!

Beyond Bars: Rejoining Society After Prison Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781592578511
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Alpha - July 7th, 2009

Law Dictionary Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781438006956
Availability: Usually ships to store in 4-6 days (may take longer if sourced from further away)
Published: Barrons Educational Series - September 1st, 2016

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

A Little History of Archaeology (Little Histories) Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780300243215
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Published: Yale University Press - May 28th, 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
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(This book cannot be returned.)
Published: Clydebank Media LLC - February 25th, 2019

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

The Cartel Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781622865024
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Published: Urban Books - February 28th, 2017

Mainly by Moonlight: Bedknobs and Broomsticks 1 Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781945802928
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Published: Justjoshin Publishing, Inc. - August 7th, 2019

Liar's Game Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780451201348
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Published: Dutton - July 1st, 2001

The Classroom and the Cell: Conversations on Black Life in America Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780883783375
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Published: Third World Press - January 1st, 2012

Ride the River: The Sacketts: A Novel Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780553276831
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Published: Bantam - June 1st, 1983

Easy Spanish Step-By-Step Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780071463386
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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

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

100 No-Equipment Workouts Vol. 1: Easy to Follow Home Workout Routines with Visual Guides for all Fitness Levels (100 No Equipment Workouts #1) Cover Image
$20.79
ISBN: 9781844819805
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Published: New Line Publishing - November 6th, 2013

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

Trail of Lightning (The Sixth World #1) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534413504
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Gallery / Saga Press - June 26th, 2018

Living Wicca: A Further Guide for the Solitary Practitioner (Llewellyn's Practical Magick) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780875421841
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Llewellyn Publications - September 8th, 2002

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Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner (Llewellyn's Practical Magick) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780875421186
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Llewellyn Publications - September 8th, 2002

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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: On our shelves now
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
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Published: Mariner Books - April 7th, 2020

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

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
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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

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
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - December 18th, 2018

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

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

Between the World and Me Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780812993547
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: One World - July 14th, 2015

This title is a frequent target of book-banning efforts.


The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781620971932
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: New Press - January 7th, 2020

This title is a frequent target of book-banning efforts.


March: Book One Cover Image
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781603093002
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Top Shelf Productions - August 13th, 2013

This title is a frequent target of book-banning efforts.


March: Book Two Cover Image
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781603094009
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Top Shelf Productions - January 20th, 2015

This title is a frequent target of book-banning efforts.


March: Book Three Cover Image
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781603094023
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Top Shelf Productions - August 2nd, 2016

This title is a frequent target of book-banning efforts.