Thank you

The majority of our book donations come from individuals and we are extremely grateful for your generous contributions.

We would also like to say a big thank you to all the organizations and book stores that have organized book drives to support Books to Prisoners.


A special thanks to the BCIT Library & BCIT Annacis Island Campus faculty & staff for the 12 box donation of books on auto repair and heavy duty mechanics. These books are so seldom received and often requested. We are very thankful!


  • Students from David Thompson Secondary School in Vancouver (book drive)
  • Spartacus Books (donation drop-off point)
  • Grade 8 Leadership Students from Johnston Heights Secondary School in Surrey BC (book drive). We received much needed books on Indigenous issues, writing and trades.
  • Anonymous individual donors who recently made large donations of colouring books and books about the trades — these are very popular items on our wishlist and much appreciated.
  • Thanks to The Canadian Mental Health Association, B.C. Division for their large donation of various pamphlets


  • Book Warehouse, Main St. location (ongoing donations of Advanced Reading Copies and other books)
  • High school organizes book drive: Katie Le, a grade 12 student at Fleetwood Park Secondary School in Surrey, BC, organized a book drive with the approval of school authorities. Through her efforts and the help of volunteers, we received many boxes of books!
  • Librairie Drawn & Quarterly, located in Montreal (large donation of graphic novels and colouring books)
  • Massy Books (two truck loads of used books donated)
  • Medical Student Organizes Book Drive: Emily Wiesenthal, medical student from the UBC Faculty of Medicine, organized a large book drive for Books to Prisoners, partnering up with local bookstore Mosaic Books, UBCO librarians, and with additional help from Sandhill Book Marketing and one of the local Sally Anns. Emily contacted local media in both print and radio (CBC Kelowna Morning show) as well as advertising within the University and elsewhere. The community response was outstanding!
  • Spartacus Books (donation drop-off point)