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 Africanfuturism, Lovecraftian horror, and a classic of music history: Nnedi Okorafor’s Hugo Award-winning novel Binti, Victor LaValle’s The Ballad of Black Tom, and Jeff Chang's acclaimed study of hip-hop music and culture, Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop. These are being offered at 35% off their retail price. Please note that these books will be sent to NYC Books Through Bars to fulfill requests from incarcerated readers at prisons nationwide.
Binti/Ballad of Black Tom/Can't Stop Won't Stop
Freebird is offering again three books for $30: Binti by Nnedi Okorafor, The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle, and Can't Stop, Won't Stop by Jeff Chang. These are being offered at 35% off their retail price. 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. If you wish to purchase these books for yourself, or see a list of recommended reads from NYC Books Through Bars, we recommend going through Bookshop.org.
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