Books To Prisoners has been around since 1973 — that's a heck of a track record that was almost derailed by the Washington State Department of Corrections. If you're wondering where we stand on the delivery of donated used books to prisoners, you can read our interview with Books to Prisoners board member Michelle Dillon. Or you can join us in stating the obvious: it's a good thing when people have access to books. It's a good thing when used books are useful.
The book ban has been rescinded, but we're not on stable ground yet. So this week, the Seattle Review of Books is donating the sponsorship slot to Books To Prisoners. Seattle is an amazing community of readers and writers. This is our way of standing up for those in our community who are hurt by the book ban — and giving our own readers the chance to do the same.
We're proud that our sponsorship program is a platform for so many independent publishers, writers, retreats, and events. Our sponsorships are a voice that can be used as you need it to. We're so proud to offer it up as a platform for organizations like Books To Prisoners when they need it. To find out more about our sponsorship program, visit us here or send us a note. We'd love to hear from you!