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FAQs

DOES SENDING "MINDLESS" BOOKS REALLY SERVE A PURPOSE?
      Definitely.  For some, they provide a mental escape and for many they serve as a catalyst to indulge and become proficient in reading skills; an opportunity that did not exist for them on "the outside". To address the needs of those inmates who are ready to move on in their personal development, Providence Books Through Bars has instituted an IMPACT program. This is where our true strength lies. More information can be viewed HERE.

WHAT KIND OF BOOKS DO YOU NEED?

WESTERNS, SCI-FI, FANTASY AND CLASSICS

     CURRENTLY SOFT COVER ONLY.. Hardcover books are expensive to ship and most prisons do not accept them.

OTHER POPULAR AREAS

Art (especially instructional)

Best sellers (And popular authors like James Patterson, Stephen King and Dean Koontz.)

Black/African (History, Culture, and Novels) 

Business & Computer (recent!)

Crafts & Do-it-Yourself guides

Games (Especially D&D, Chess, Crosswords, and Puzzles)

Gardening & Horticulture

History (Especially African-American, American Wars & Ancient)

Meditation & Yoga

Mysteries, Thrillers & Suspense Novels

Mythology (Especially Norse, Roman & Greek, Egyptian)

Native American & Mexican/Mayan (History, culture and Novels)

New Age, Wicca  & Supernatural

Science (Especially Astrology, Biology & General)

Westerns (We get many requests from Texas)


CAN YOU USE MAGAZINES?

    We currently cannot take these items.   


WHAT ABOUT CHILDREN'S BOOKS,TEXTBOOKS, CD'S & DVDS?

      We currently cannot take these items.


CAN I GET A TAX DEDUCTION RECEIPT?

      Yes, just CONTACT US (Receipts are also located inside the top cover of our BOOK-DROP Bin. See below.)


IS THERE A BOOK-DROP BIN?  DO YOU EVER PICK UP BOOKS?

       Yes and yes! Our book-drop bin is on the front porch of our headquarters at 42 Lenox Ave. in Providence. The "contact" page has a map.  For larger size donations please CONTACT US to arrange for us to accept them or possibly pick them up. Thank you!


CAN I MAKE A CASH DONATION?

      ABSOLUTELY NOT! (If you believe that one maybe you'd like a great ice block business opportunity in Antarctica.)

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