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.

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!

Hot Iron and The Time It Never Rained By Elmer Kelton Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781250177865
Availability: On our shelves now.
Published: Forge Books - November 26th, 2019

Great Speeches by Native Americans By Bob Blaisdell (Editor) Cover Image
By Bob Blaisdell (Editor)
$6.00
ISBN: 9780486411224
Availability: On our shelves now.
(This book cannot be returned.)
Published: Dover Publications - June 20th, 2000

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

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: Alpha - July 7th, 2009

Law Dictionary By Steven H. Gifis Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781438006956
Availability: On our shelves now.
Published: Barrons Educational Services - September 1st, 2016

Finding Your Best Self, Revised Edition: Recovery from Addiction, Trauma, or Both By Lisa M. Najavits, PhD Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781462539895
Availability: Usually ships to store in 4-6 days.
Published: The Guilford Press - May 15th, 2019

A Little History of Archaeology (Little Histories) By Brian Fagan Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780300243215
Availability: Usually ships to store in 4-6 days.
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 By Ken Colwell Mba Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781945051821
Availability: Usually ships to store in 4-6 days.
(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) By Paul Ortiz Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780807005934
Availability: On our shelves now.
Published: Beacon Press - December 11th, 2018

Writing to Win: The Legal Writer By Steven D. Stark Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780307888716
Availability: On our shelves now.
Published: Crown - April 24th, 2012

100 No-Equipment Workouts Vol. 1: Easy to Follow Home Workout Routines with Visual Guides for all Fitness Levels (100 No Equipment Workouts #1) By Neila Rey Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781844819805
Availability: Usually ships to store in 4-6 days.
Published: New Line Publishing - November 6th, 2013

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

The Cartel By Ashley & JaQuavis Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781622865024
Availability: On our shelves now.
Published: Urban Books - February 28th, 2017

Mainly by Moonlight: Bedknobs and Broomsticks 1 By Josh Lanyon Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781945802928
Availability: Usually ships to store in 4-6 days.
Published: Justjoshin Publishing, Inc. - August 7th, 2019

The Classroom and the Cell: Conversations on Black Life in America By Mumia Abu-Jamal , Marc Lamont Hill  Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780883783375
Availability: On our shelves now.
Published: Third World Press - January 1st, 2012

Ride the River: The Sacketts: A Novel By Louis L'Amour Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780553276831
Availability: On our shelves now.
Published: Bantam - June 1st, 1983

Webster's Spanish-English Dictionary for Students, Second Edition By Inc. Merriam-Webster (Editor) 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? 2022: Your Guide to a Lifetime of Meaningful Work and Career Success By Richard N. Bolles, Katharine Brooks, EdD (With) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781984860347
Availability: On our shelves now.
Published: Ten Speed Press - December 14th, 2021

Braiding Sweetgrass By Robin Wall Kimmerer Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781571313560
Availability: On our shelves now.
Published: Milkweed Editions - August 11th, 2015

Trail of Lightning (The Sixth World #1) By Rebecca Roanhorse 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) By Scott Cunningham Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780875421841
Availability: Usually ships to store in 4-6 days.
Published: Llewellyn Publications - September 8th, 2002

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Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner (Llewellyn's Practical Magick) By Scott Cunningham Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780875421186
Availability: Usually ships to store in 4-6 days.
Published: Llewellyn Publications - September 8th, 2002

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Stretching: 40th Anniversary Edition By Bob Anderson, Jean Anderson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Bob Anderson, Jean Anderson (Illustrator)
$23.95
ISBN: 9780936070841
Availability: On our shelves now.
Published: Shelter Publications - October 6th, 2020

Spiritual Gems of Islam: Insights & Practices from the Qur'an, Hadith, Rumi & Muslim Teaching Stories to Enlighten the Heart & Mind By Imam Jamal Rahman Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781594734304
Availability: On our shelves now.
Published: Skylight Paths Publishing - March 1st, 2013

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

The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts By Gary Chapman 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) By William C. Harvey, M.S. Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781438010380
Availability: Usually ships to store in 4-6 days.
Published: Barrons Educational Services - April 1st, 2018