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Banned Books for Incarcerated Readers Drive
September 28, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Firestorm Books & Coffee is partnering with Asheville Prison Books (APB) to celebrate Banned Books Week with a book drive for incarcerated readers. Drop by the co-operative on Saturday afternoon and buy a banned or challenged book to donate to APB and Firestorm will match your gift with a second donated book! APB volunteers will be on-hand to share additional information about their program.
Asheville Prison Books is a volunteer-run collective which has distributed free books to people incarcerated in the southeast since 1999. People locked up in North and South Carolina write to us requesting reading material, and we fulfill these requests from a library of mostly donated books. We then gather monthly to package the books up for mailing out. In addition to sending books, APB attempts to educate and engage our community in dialogue through public events, media, and advocacy around issues of mass incarceration, prison slavery, and our vision of a world without cages.