Request Books

In order for us to send books to an inmate, the inmate must send a letter to the following address:

Books to Prisoners
c/o Left Bank Books
92 Pike Street, Box A
Seattle, WA 98101

Your letter should contain your legal name and the inmate number assigned to you.  Our library is made up of donated books so we are rarely able to meet highly specific requests. It is easiest for us to meet your needs if you list 5 or 6 genres or subject areas; for example: science fiction, African or African American history, self-help for anxiety, nutrition, mysteries.  Your facility may have regulations which limit the number of books we are able to send, and we ask that you only request books once every 6 months.  Your books may arrive with in a month, but depending on the organization’s available resources you may wait for over a year.  We appreciate your patience and your interest in our services.

If you, or a loved one who is incarcerated, is in need of specific legal or vocational materials check out the Prison Activist Resource Center’s Prisoner Support Directory, available at .

The Jailhouse Lawyer’s Manual can also be downloaded and printed out a chapter at a time from .  If the pages are not stapled or paper clipped it should be possible to send them to an inmate without being a book distributor.



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