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

May 5

May 19

May 26

After that, we are pretty open and haven’t scheduled much. If your group is interested in volunteering, please email us at and let us know the number of people and the dates you would like to come.

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 this year– we already got rid of all the books that looked boring.

We also have brand new t-shirts designed by Hugo Girl and printed by us! They look great.

Come check out the independent writers, printers, and publishers and also come say hi to us! There will be books, magazines, letterpress stuff, posters, and probably food.

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Happy Holidays!

Books 2 Prisoners will NOT be having a worknight on Christmas, December 25th. We will be back as usual on January 1st.

To ring in the new year, we are having a pizza party at our usual workspace on Sunday, January 8, from noon to 7 p.m. We will be getting caught up on our backlog of inmate letters and welcoming new (and old!) volunteers. If you’ve been interested in LAB2P, come stop by, say hi, and learn about what we’re about and how you can help out!