Prison Book Program

In the last months, we've sent eight boxes of new books to the Prison Book Program and that is all thanks to you! We've added some new titles for Black History Month. 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. All books are available to order. Select the titles and quantity of the book(s) you'd like to purchase and select Pick-up in Store at check-out. 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.

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781568585987
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Published: Bold Type Books - August 15th, 2017

Miles Morales: Spider-Man (A Marvel YA Novel) Cover Image
By Jason Reynolds, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781484788509
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Published: Marvel Press - October 2nd, 2018

Dread Nation Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062570611
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Published: Balzer + Bray - June 4th, 2019

No Future Without Forgiveness Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780385496902
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Published: Image - October 17th, 2000

The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062379276
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Published: Amistad - July 31st, 2018

The Beautiful Struggle: A Memoir Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780385527460
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - January 6th, 2009

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780399588198
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - February 12th, 2019

Brother, I'm Dying (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781400034307
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Published: Vintage - September 9th, 2008

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What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker: A Memoir in Essays Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062684318
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Published: Ecco - January 14th, 2020

So You Want to Talk About Race Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781580058827
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Published: Seal Press - September 24th, 2019

American Street Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780062473059
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 1st, 2018

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

Bronx Masquerade Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780425289761
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Published: Speak - August 8th, 2017

Men We Reaped: A Memoir Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781608197651
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - September 16th, 2014

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

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Whiskey When We're Dry: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780735220454
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Published: Penguin Books - July 2nd, 2019

The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicle #1) Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780756404741
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Published: DAW - April 1st, 2008

Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood #1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780441008537
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Published: Ace - May 1st, 2001

Midnight: A Gangster Love Story (The Midnight Series #1) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781416545361
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Published: Washington Square Press - September 8th, 2009

Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780060853983
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Published: William Morrow - November 28th, 2006

Space Opera Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781481497503
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - December 18th, 2018

National Geographic Almanac 2020: Trending Topics - Big Ideas in Science - Photos, Maps, Facts & More Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781426220524
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Published: National Geographic - August 27th, 2019

The Essential Guide to Drawing: Key Skills for Every Artist Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781789507317
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Published: Arcturus Editions - September 15th, 2019

Crochet Step by Step: More Than 100 Techniques and Crochet Patterns with 20 Easy Projects (DK Step by Step) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781465402073
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Published: DK - December 17th, 2012

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

An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States for Young People (ReVisioning History for Young People #2) Cover Image
By Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Jean Mendoza (Adapted by), Debbie Reese (Adapted by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9780807049396
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Published: Beacon Press - July 23rd, 2019

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

The Queer and Transgender Resilience Workbook: Skills for Navigating Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9781626259461
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Published: New Harbinger Publications - February 2nd, 2018

The Empty Land: A Novel Cover Image
$6.95
ISBN: 9780553253061
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Published: Bantam - April 1st, 1995

Finding Your Best Self, Revised Edition: Recovery from Addiction, Trauma, or Both Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781462539895
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Published: The Guilford Press - May 15th, 2019

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

Ultimate Grab a Pencil Book of Brain Boosters Cover Image
By Richard Manchester (Editor)
$16.18
ISBN: 9780884866879
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Published: Bristol Park Books - October 2nd, 2018

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

Men's Health Best: Weight-Free Workout Cover Image
By Men's Health Magazine (Editor)
$10.99
ISBN: 9781594862595
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Published: Rodale Books - September 17th, 2005

Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World Cover Image
By Sarah Prager, Zoe More O'Ferrall (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062474322
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Published: HarperCollins - May 29th, 2018

Easy Spanish Step-By-Step Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780071463386
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Published: McGraw-Hill Education - December 21st, 2005

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

African History: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) Cover Image
$11.95
ISBN: 9780192802484
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - July 1st, 2007

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

The Syndicate 2: Carl Weber Presents Cover Image
By Brick, Storm
$8.11
ISBN: 9781622864959
Availability: Currently Out of Stock - NOT AVAILABLE TO ORDER
Published: Urban Books - September 26th, 2017