You can give a one-off financial donation or set up a monthly donation via paypal. All money we receive goes towards the costs of postage, buying specific books that are hard to find, or other expenses of the project.

You can find details of books that people have requested specifically on our wish list. We are currently taking donations of new and second hand books in decent condition by post. We particularly welcome:

  • LGBTQIA+ materials such as books or zines, both fiction and non-fiction
  • Dictionaries (English, softcover)
  • Softcover activity books (adult colouring in, wordsearches, crosswords, sudoku, etc)

It is much easier for us to send softcover books to incarcerated people, so please only send hardbacks if they are LGBTQIA+ focused. It is helpful for us to know if you’re planning to make a large donation. Please email us at to make arrangements.

We also welcome .pdf versions of zines, which we can arrange to print to include in book packages. Please email relevant zine files to

Please post book donations to:

Books Beyond Bars, PO Box 5554, Manchester, M61 0SQ

Unfortunately we are unable to pay for postage to receive books at present, as we are a small organisation with limited funds, most of which are used to cover the cost of posting packages to people in prison. If you are unable to pay for postage please contact us at and we will see if there are other projects we could signpost you to, or whether alternative arrangements could be made.

If you are based in Manchester or Salford, it may be possible to arrange a drop off or pick up. Please email us if you have books to donate and would like to arrange a drop off or pick up:

Books Beyond Bars UK, Registered company number: 11762572