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Wish List of Chicago Books to Women in Prison

A note from Chicago Books to Women in Prison

♥ Thank you for stopping by. Books are a lifeline for people in prison, and your support makes a real, tangible difference. ♥
Please browse both pages of our wish list, featuring books that are often asked for but rarely donated. You'll find a wide range of books and buying options, including:
  • Urgent needs like GED review books, puzzles, Easy Spanish Step-by-Step, dictionary/thesaurus combos, craft and drawing books, journals, and reentry books.
  • Gift cards, which are always welcome—especially when something on our list is temporarily unavailable.
  • Bundles of three books that are carefully selected per themes such as Pride and personal goals.

  • Also keep in mind:
  • One of our volunteers will pick up the books you buy—no shipping fee, no wasteful packaging.
  • Our wish list doesn't cover all the kinds of books we send every week. See our book donation guidelines for paperback books we appreciate.
  • Your donation may be tax-deductible. (Please check with your financial advisor.)
  • You avoid paying sales tax when you buy gift cards. We'll buy books using our sales tax exemption number.

  • We're an all-volunteer, donation-funded 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and we send free paperback books to women and trans people in prisons nationwide. We couldn't do it without the support of friends like you. Learn more at our website. Find and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Email us at chicagobwp[at]
    CBWP $10 Gift Card
    CBWP $20 Gift Card
    Daily Gratitude Journal: A 52-Week Mindful Guide to Becoming Grateful
    Beyond Bars: Rejoining Society After Prison
    Princeton Review GED Test Prep, 2024: 2 Practice Tests + Review & Techniques + Online Features (College Test Preparation)
    This Is Your Brain on Ptsd: Trauma Recovery Using Brain Science
    The Addiction Recovery Workbook: Powerful Skills for Preventing Relapse Every Day
    The Mindfulness Coloring Book, Volume Two: Anti-Stress Art Therapy (The Mindfulness Coloring Book Series)
    Chicago Books for Women in Prison Bundle (3 Books)
    The Perfect English Grammar Workbook: Simple Rules and Quizzes to Master Today's English
    Miniature Enchanted Forest: A Pocket-sized Adventure Coloring Book
    The Visual Mba: Two Years of Business School Packed into One Priceless Book of Pure Awesomeness
    How to Draw with Photorealism: Drawing and Shading Techniques - Beginner to Advanced
    CBWP $30 Gift Card
    Hand Lettering for Happiness: An Introduction to Hand Lettering & Calligraphy Techniques—Designed to Spark Joy!
    USA TODAY Sunshine Sudoku: 200 Puzzles (USA Today Puzzles)
    Merriam-Webster's Dictionary and Thesaurus
    Beaded Jewelry: Knotting Techniques: Skills, Tools, and Materials for Making Handcrafted Jewelry. A Storey BASICS® Title
    Merriam-Webster's Vocabulary Builder
    Super Easy Crochet for Beginners: Learn Crochet with Simple Stitch Patterns, Projects, and Tons of Tips (New Shoe Press)