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Announcements Log

  • Announcements Log
  • LAB2P is seeking a new home
    Louisiana Books 2 Prisoners is seeking a new home. Our library requires about ~500 square feet. Do you know any local groups that might be interested in renting space? Please email us:
  • Banned Books Week 2022
    Banned Books week (Sept. 18-24) is upon us once again. Book bans have received a lot of attention this year as the culture wars target our libraries, yet many are unaware (or don’t care) that book censorship in U.S. prisons represents the largest book ban in the country. These bans are often opaque– facilities will […]
  • Books for Brews – August 28th, 2-5 pm
    Books for Brews, our annual book drive hosted by One Book One New Orleans, will take place Sunday, August 28, from 2:00-5:00pm at Faubourg Brewing Company. This year we are collecting: paperback suspense/thriller fiction in English, and foreign language paperbacks. The English-language books will be sent to incarcerated people across the gulf coast; the foreign […]
  • Thank-you letter Hall of Fame
    Did you know that people write us incredibly nice letters all the time? I uploaded a few of them here:
  • Independent Bookstore Day 2022
    In honor of Independent Bookstore Day, a donor is matching purchases of books for Louisiana Books 2 Prisoners through our wishlist at Tubby & Coo’s Mid City Bookshop, dollar for dollar up to $1000!  Support our mission to send books to those inside AND support our local bookstore! April 28th-May 1st through this link only. *Please […]
  • Spring/Summer 2021 update
    Thank you to all who donated for GiveNOLA Day! We received about $3000 which is a lot for us. Postage prices have gone up, so the money will help a lot. We may also purchase more books on job skills to send inside. We’re still sending out books as fast as we can. We are […]
  • Book Request Form
    It turns out the link was broken for this form. Here’s a working link! You can print this out and give it to your loved one inside, and they can fill it out, fold it up, and mail it to us. It’s optional– they don’t have to use this, but it’s just an easy way […]
  • 2021 Update: Books in the Time of Coronavirus
    We’re really sorry if you or someone inside has been waiting a long time for books. We were closed for most of 2020 and we fell very, very behind on answering book requests. We reopened a couple of months ago in a very limited capacity. We’re still not hosting volunteers because our space is too […]
  • LAB2P is no longer serving Mississippi.
    We have a big announcement: We are no longer serving Mississippi at this time. Due to the obstacles we’re facing due to Covid, we have decided to shrink our service area to facilities in Louisiana, Alabama, and Arkansas. We have a major backlog of book requests that we are working hard to catch up on, […]
  • LAB2P’s worknights and book drop are still closed until further notice.
    Don’t worry, we’re still sending out books! But our space is closed indefinitely, which means we can’t host volunteers or accept used book donations at this time. It also means we don’t know when we will reopen our space to the public. We take the health and safety of our collective and our volunteers very […]
  • LAB2P is no longer holding worknights or accepting book donations.
    We are continuing to send out books, but our worknights are suspended until further notice due to Coronavirus. Please do not donate books at the book drop or attempt to come volunteer. We miss you and we hope to see you soon!
  • LAB2P volunteer nights are CLOSED for further notice due to COVID-19.
    Louisiana Books 2 Prisoners is taking steps to protect the health of our volunteers and collective members in our small, crowded space. But we are still sending books! We will not be hosting our regular walk-in worknights and instead will work with a few regular volunteers to continue operating in a capacity that limits risk. […]
  • We are CLOSED for Mardi Gras!
    See you in March!
  • We shipped 1905 packages in 2019, or about 5700 books!
    Thank you to all our donors and volunteers who made this possible!
  • LAB2P will be CLOSED on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019
    We will be back to our regularly scheduled programming in 2020!
  • LAB2P Book Sale Fundraiser: Sunday, Nov. 17 from 1-4 p.m.
    We have too many books and not enough money! We’re getting rid of some books and trying to raise postage funds. We’ve been saving up really good books all year long for this. The books will be available on a donation basis. Suggested donation: $1-3 a book, or fill up a bag for $30. We’ll […]
  • Unfortunately LAB2P will be CLOSED today, 9/15/2019.
    We’ll be back next week.
  • LAB2P will be CLOSED August 4, 2019.
    We’ll be back next week!
  • Fundraiser on 4/13/2019!
    We’re having a fundraiser to raise money for postage and educational books. ! We have been saving up really good books all year that we thought the public might want. Many of them are hardbacks or have banned content that prisons won’t allow inside. We’re having a donation-based book sale– take as many books as […]
  • Books 2 Prisoners will be CLOSED 3/3/2019!
    Have a happy Mardi Gras! We’ll be back at the normal time next Sunday.
  • Group Volunteer Opportunities in 2019
    Happy New Year, everyone! We have had an unusual number of groups contact us about volunteering at our worknights this spring. We welcome volunteer groups of up to 12 people at our weekly Sunday worknights (4-7 p.m.). The following dates are currently open for groups to volunteer: January 20 March 31 April 21 April 28 […]
  • The Annual New Orleans Books Fair is Saturday, December 8th, 2018!
    The Book Fair is at Gasa Gasa this year! The address is 4920 Freret Street, New Orleans, LA. Hours are 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. We will be there unloading some of the many hardbacks that we can’t send to prisons. Take them off our hands! Sliding scale donations accepted. It’s a really good selection […]
  • Please donate to LAB2P on GiveNOLA Day: May 1, 2018!
    GiveNOLA Day is an event hosted by the Greater New Orleans Foundation to inspire people to give generously to nonprofits making our region stronger, creating a thriving community for all. Donations can be scheduled now through midnight on May 1st, and each donation enters us into drawings for additional funding through the GNO Foundation. We assure […]
  • LAB2P will be CLOSED March 25th. See you next week.
    We just don’t have enough collective members to run our worknights. Let us know if you’d like to join the collective and help us keep the organization running.


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