Louisiana Books 2 Prisoners is a 100% volunteer effort.

Hi, welcome to Louisiana Books 2 Prisoners!

Interested in volunteering? Click here. ***Please note we are not currently hosting volunteers at this time due to Covid.***

Want to donate books? Click here. ***Please note our book drop is closed and we are not accepting used book donations at this time.***

Want to send us money to buy books and postage? Click here.

For info on requesting books,  click here.

Looking for more ways to get involved? Subscribe to our email list.

To contact us: 

The best, fastest, easiest way to reach us is by email: books2prisoners@gmail.com

Phone number (This is just a voicemail, so please leave a message!) 504-272-7323



Mailing Address:
Louisiana Books 2 Prisoners
3157 Gentilly Blvd. #141
New Orleans, LA 70122

Work space (Please do not send mail to this address): 
2523 George Nick Connor Dr., New Orleans LA 70119
***Please note our worknights are suspended due to covid. We’re not there on Sundays. Our webmaster just didn’t want to delete this information.*** We are only here from 4-7 p.m. on Sundays. The book drop-off location is the shelves in the carport. Our door to our space is on the ground floor, around the right-hand side of the building. Please do not block neighbors’ driveways.

We are a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to sending free reading materials to the incarcerated. The majority of our budget is spent on shipping supplies and postage. Our collective members and volunteers do not receive any kind of financial compensation.

Louisiana Books 2 Prisoners relies on donations through grants and individual contributions to continue our work. Please consider donating, as you contribution will help get books into the hands of those that need them most.

These donations also allow us to purchase much needed resources such as dictionaries, study guides for high school aptitude tests, and blank journals.  A minimal portion of our budget is spent on administrative expenses and we contribute our own labor for building projects.  Even the bookshelves in our space were constructed by our own members with grant money specifically dedicated to that purpose.