Prison Book Program

In the last five years, we've sent more than 100 bags and boxes of new books to the Prison Book Program, and that is all thanks to you!

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. (And while you're there, do visit their gallery of art created by artists in prison.)

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. Once your order is complete, we will notify our volunteer contact, who will pick up the books. Please call the store at (781) 431-1160 or email orders@wellesleybooks.com with any questions.

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

How to Draw What You See By Rudy De Reyna Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780823023752
Availability: Usually ships to store in 4-6 days.
Published: Watson-Guptill - September 1st, 1996

Beyond Bars: Rejoining Society After Prison By Jeffrey Ian Ross, Ph.D., Stephen C. Richards, Ph.D. Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781592578511
Availability: On our shelves now.
Published: DK - July 7th, 2009

Dictionary of Legal Terms: Definitions and Explanations for Non-Lawyers By Steven H. Gifis Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781438005126
Availability: On our shelves now.
Published: Barrons Educational Services - November 1st, 2015

The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health: Navigate an Unequal System, Learn Tools for Emotional Wellness, and Get the Help You Deserve By Rheeda Walker, Na'im Akbar (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Rheeda Walker, Na'im Akbar (Foreword by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781684034147
Availability: Usually ships to store in 4-6 days.
Published: New Harbinger Publications - May 1st, 2020

Business Basics BootCamp: The Ultimate Crash Course By Mitche Graf Cover Image
$13.80
ISBN: 9781732034440
Availability: Usually ships to store in 4-6 days.
(This book cannot be returned.)
Published: Power Marketing 101 - March 27th, 2020

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2024 By Sarah Janssen Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781510777606
Availability: On our shelves now.
Published: World Almanac - November 28th, 2023

Wicca: A Beginner's Guide to Wiccan Magick By Sarah Rhodes Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781959018506
Availability: Usually ships to store in 4-6 days.
(This book cannot be returned.)
Published: Rivercat Books LLC - November 4th, 2022

The Doable Off-Grid Homestead: Cultivating a Simple Life by Hand . . . on a Budget By Shannon Stonger, Stewart Stonger Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9781624145384
Availability: On our shelves now.
Published: Page Street Publishing - July 3rd, 2018

Ingles Completo (Barron's Foreign Language Guides) By Theodore Kendris, Ph.D. Cover Image
$18.99
This title is currently unavailable to order. Please check back, as stock may become available in the future.
ISBN: 9781438010496
Published: Barrons Educational Services - October 1st, 2018

Legal Writing in Plain English, Third Edition: A Text with Exercises (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing) By Bryan A. Garner Cover Image
$22.50
ISBN: 9780226816548
Availability: Usually ships to store in 4-6 days.
Published: University of Chicago Press - September 6th, 2023

Healing Trauma: A Pioneering Program for Restoring the Wisdom of Your Body By Peter A. Levine, Ph.D. Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781591796589
Availability: Usually ships to store in 4-6 days.
Published: Sounds True - October 1st, 2008

100 No-Equipment Workouts Vol. 1: Easy to Follow Home Workouts Suitable for all Fitness Levels (100 No Equipment Workouts #1) By Neila Rey Cover Image
$20.99
ISBN: 9781844819805
Availability: Usually ships to store in 4-6 days.
Published: New Line Publishing - November 6th, 2013

30-Minute Drawing for Beginners: Easy Step-by-Step Lessons and Techniques for Landscapes, Still Lifes, Figures, and More By Jordan DeWilde Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781647391225
Availability: On our shelves now.
Published: Callisto - February 9th, 2021

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Santeria: The Religion: Faith, Rites, Magic (Llewellyn's World Religion & Magick) By Migene González-Wippler Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781567183290
Availability: Usually ships to store in 4-6 days.
(This book cannot be returned.)
Published: Llewellyn Publications - September 8th, 2002

Has: 14  Needs: 25

Twenty-five copies would give the Prison Book Program a year's supply for the readers who request books about this African-Cuban religion.


Where the Long Grass Blows: A Novel By Louis L'Amour Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780553281729
Availability: Usually ships to store in 4-6 days.
Published: Bantam - May 1st, 1988

The Cartel 2: Tale of the Murda Mamas By Ashley & JaQuavis Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781601626202
Availability: Usually ships to store in 4-6 days.
Published: Urban Books - February 4th, 2014

High Heat: A Firefighter Romance (Hotshots #2) By Annabeth Albert Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781335459510
Availability: Usually ships to store in 4-6 days.
Published: Carina Press - July 28th, 2020

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The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth #1) By N. K. Jemisin Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316229296
Availability: Usually ships to store in 4-6 days.
Published: Orbit - August 4th, 2015

'Salem's Lot By Stephen King Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780307743671
Availability: On our shelves now.
Published: Anchor - December 27th, 2011