We accept monetary and book donations.  

Monetary donations may be mailed to our address.
Or sent via PayPal via the following link:

Book donations can be left at our donation box at the U of A Poetry Center, 1508 East Helen St, Tucson. (Please visit their website for hours: http://poetry.arizona.edu)
Or mail books to us via USPS at the address below. (We ask that you do not exceed the box size of a paper box)

Read Between the Bars
P.O. Box 44014
Tucson, AZ, 85733

We gladly accept new and gently used paperback books.

Due to restrictions, we cannot send hardcover books, books with nudity of any kind, books with spiral or comb binding, books with significant signs of water or other damage, or books that contain handwritten notes in their page margins, inside covers, or other areas.

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6 thoughts on “Donate

    1. Hi, Sue. Our program typically works with individuals in detention. To donate to a detention facility itself, I would reach out to the warden or librarian there. Policies vary from facility to facility, so it’s usually best to work directly with them. Thanks!

  1. Do you accept books through the mail? Do you have restrictions on number or size of packages?

    Thank you.

    1. Hi, Rebecca! If you’re in Tucson you can drop off books at the locations listed above. Otherwise, we also accept books at our P.O. Box above. We can use gently used paperbacks, and there’s no restriction on number or size of packages (though we typically just have one volunteer making runs to the post office, so really large packages may be a bit unwieldy!). Thank you for your interest in donating!

  2. Hello! Sorry for the delay in replying. We are always glad to help inmates in Arizona’s prisons. However, we only take requests directly from the inmates themselves, so that we can be certain that the books we send will not put them over their personal item limits. Your brother is welcome to send us a request for up to three books; he can send it to the address above. Thank you!

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