Most Sunday afternoons, a group of volunteers comes together in Berkeley to package up donated books and send them to people incarcerated in prison. The idea is simple and wholly worthwhile. The group finds that dictionaries and legal tomes are particularly popular, and they receive letters and feedback from inmates expressing their appreciation for the time and effort they put in.
Books for the The Prisoners Literature Project can be donated at Moe’s bookstore at 2476 Telegraph Avenue. Staff member Bruno, who has worked at Moe’s for 29 years, volunteers for the nonprofit.
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