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.

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
$15.95
ISBN: 9781465402073
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Published: DK - December 17th, 2012

The New Jim Crow Cover Image
By Michelle Alexander, Cornel West (Introduction by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781595586438
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Published: New Press - January 16th, 2012

The Queer and Transgender Resilience Workbook: Skills for Navigating Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9781626259461
Availability: Currently Out of Stock - Usually Ships To Store In 1-5 Days
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 Fundamentals of Drawing Portraits Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781785991684
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Published: Arcturus Publishing - May 15th, 2016

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)
$13.95
ISBN: 9780884866879
Availability: Currently Out of Stock - Usually Ships To Store In 1-5 Days
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
$6.99
ISBN: 9781622864959
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Published: Urban Books - September 26th, 2017