Prison Book Program

In the last year, we've sent nine 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. 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.

Target: Alex Cross Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781538713761
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - May 14th, 2019

The Inn Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781538715444
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - March 3rd, 2020

Hoodlum: A Novel Cover Image
By K'wan
$17.99
ISBN: 9780312333089
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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
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Published: Skylight Paths Publishing - March 1st, 2013

The Mini Farming Handbook Cover Image
$16.45
ISBN: 9781629141978
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Published: Skyhorse - May 6th, 2014

The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life, Freedom, and Justice Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250309471
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - June 4th, 2019

Tell My Horse: Voodoo and Life in Haiti and Jamaica Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780061695131
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Published: Amistad - December 30th, 2008

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

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

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The Crucible of Islam Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9780674237728
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Published: Harvard University Press - May 20th, 2019

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Are Prisons Obsolete? (Open Media Series) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781583225813
Availability: Title is currently out of stock
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
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Published: Beacon Press - December 11th, 2018

The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth #1) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316229296
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Published: Orbit - August 4th, 2015

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

Draw Faces in 15 Minutes: How to Get Started in Portrait Drawing Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250063991
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - May 5th, 2015

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

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
Availability: Title is currently out of stock
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

The Fire Next Time (Vintage International) Cover Image
$13.95
ISBN: 9780679744726
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Published: Vintage - December 1st, 1992

Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch Cover Image
$8.99
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

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

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 Empty Land: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780553253061
Availability: Title is currently out of stock
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

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

Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World Cover Image
By Sarah Prager, Zoe More O'Ferrall (Illustrator)
$10.99
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

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