Freebird book drive for NYC Books Through Bars
While NYC Books Through Bars operating out of Freebird's basement is currently limiting in-person volunteering and drop offs due to COVID-19, book requests continue to pour in from prisons around the country: nearly 300 per week. In response to the challenges of accepting those donations during the pandemic, we have started a monthly program in which specific, in-demand titles can be purchased through Freebird at a discount.
is a bundle focused on reference books, crafts, and games. Purchase copies of five works for $30 and Freebird will match each order with an additional dictionary--(total of six books and a collective savings of 35% off retail): a holiday care package for incarcerated readers that will include sudoku challenges, word games, origami instruction, a coloring book, and the always in demand dictionary and thesaurus. PLEASE NOTE that these books will be sent to NYC Books Through Bars to fulfill requests from incarcerated readers at prisons nationwide.
Freebird heads into the holidays offering five titles + one for $30 (a 35% savings): Webster's New World Dictionary; Webster's New World Thesaurus; USA Today Sudoku Super Challenge 2, Origami Flowers and Birds, and Star Wars Word Search and Coloring Book. EVERY ORDER WILL BE MATCHED BY FREEBIRD with an additional Webster's New World Dictionary. Dictionaries are the single largest request NYC Books Through Bars receives every year, and they can never have enough in stock. Please note that these books will be sent to NYC Books Through Bars to fulfill requests from incarcerated readers at prisons nationwide.
PLEASE NOTE that the books purchased through Freebird are ones that will be delivered directly to Books Through Bars so that they can fulfill requests from incarcerated readers.
Looking for a book for yourself? Check out our page at Bookshop.org, including lists of recommended reads from Piper Kerman, Victoria Law, Albert Woodfox, Victor LaValle, Mat Johnson, and others!
Want to give a gift card? Freebird has e-gift cards available here for your birthday and holiday needs (and to redeem for future book drives)!
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