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Our project relies on your book donations - we wouldn't exist without them! We accept new and used paperback books. You can mail book donations to us at: Books Behind Bars PO BOX 2611 Wildwood, NJ 08260. You can also email us at: to schedule a drop off.

(PLEASE NOTE: We can NOT accept hardcover books. Paperbacks only - thank you!) ​


Books We Currently Need Most:

  • True crime 

  • Fantasy, sci-fi, horror

  • Finance, small business, investing

  • Astrology, dreams, tarot, witchcraft

  • Paranormal, aliens/UFOs, supernatural

  • Self help, addiction/recovery

  • Art, drawing, adult coloring books

  • Yoga, meditation, exercise 

  • Manga, anime, comics, graphic novels

  • Black history


Books We Cannot Accept:

  • Hardcover books

  • Books with writing, highlighting, underlining, or missing pages

  • Heavily worn or stained books

  • Religious texts (including bibles)

  • Old magazines (we do accept National Geographic, but we are fully stocked right now.)

  • White supremacist literature

  • Books advocating racism, sexism, misogyny, ableism, homophobia, transphobia, whorephobia, fatphobia or any other form of discrimination

  • Computer books


You can also help by purchasing needed books from our Amazon Wishlist or our Harriet's Wishlist! 

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