Wish List of Chicago Books to Women in Prison

A note from Chicago Books to Women in Prison

Thank you for stopping by during this still difficult time for people in prison.
Please browse both pages of our wish list. You'll find a wide range of books often asked for but rarely donated. Urgent needs include puzzles, Easy Spanish Step-by-Step, dictionary/thesaurus combos, craft and drawing books, and reentry books.

Other important things you'll want to know:
  • 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 books we appreciate new or used.
  • 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]gmail.com.

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