Inside Books Project sends over 35,000 free books to prisoners in Texas every year. These books are donated to us from our generous community. If you have gently used books to donate, please see our donation locations below as well as our list of books most in need (and not in need).

Locations to drop off book donations for Inside Books Project :

Inside Books Project

Inside Books Project has a drop box at 3106 East 14 1/2 Street, Austin TX 78702.

We welcome book drop offs anytime using the outdoor book drop box. If you have a large donation or require assistance, please consider scheduling your drop off when our staff is available during regular volunteer events: Sundays (5p-9p) and Thursdays (7p-11p) as well as the second Monday of every month from 10a to 2p.



Bouldin Creek Cafe

Inside Books Project has a donation drop box at
Bouldin Creek Cafe - 1900 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704

Books most in need :

Dictionaries (our most popular request!)
African American Studies
Pulp Fiction - Thrillers, Fantasy, Westerns, and Sci-Fi
Books on How To Draw
Trade Books + How To Manuals - Plumbing, Woodwork, Electrical Repair, etc.LGBTQ
Graphic Novels (no nudity allowed)
Books in Spanish
Yoga + Fitness
ESL - English as a Second Language
Test Prep Books - GED/SAT and Similar
Black / African American Literature
Latino Studies (Esp. Mexican History)
Native American tribes (esp. Aztec and Mayan)
Games + Puzzles
Science and Math Textbooks
Psychology and Philosophy
Writing + Grammar Resources

Books we do not need :

Books in poor condition (water damaged, ripped or missing cover, old/falling apart)
Hardcover fiction - these books are too heavy to mail
Blank journals / composition books - these have sadly been banned
Encyclopedias - these are too heavy to mail
Books with nudity - these are banned
Wire bound books - these are banned
Martial Arts books - these are banned