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February 8, 2011

Women’s Prison Book Project

Filed under: Event — Alison Aten @ 3:12 pm

Women's Prison Book ProjectMinneapolis is home to the Women’s Prison Book Project, an organization that has supplied paperback books to women in prisons since 1994. Formerly housed in the Arise! bookstore on Lyndale Avenue, the WPBP has relocated with Boneshaker Books to Twenty-third Avenue South just off Franklin in the Seward neighborhood. Boneshaker Books is a collective of former Arise! volunteers.

This Saturday, February 12, Walker Church in Minneapolis will host a pancake breakfast and book sale fundraiser for the WPBP. For more details, read the article about the WPBP by Mary Treacy in the TC Daily Planet, including letters from women grateful for this unique program.

If you have plans to lighten your bookshelves and are looking for a new home for paperback books on drug and alcohol recovery, health, abuse issues, and arts and crafts or English and Spanish language dictionaries, fiction and nonfiction by people of color, queer fiction and nonfiction, and mystery/horror novels, consider donating them to WPBP.

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