World Book Bank
Our reading program and the books we donate provide people with hope that we can all be successful, regardless of the past.
Building Better Lives Since 2010
What We Do
World Book Bank is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people build better lives through its reading program. The majority of our readers are among the 2.2 million people imprisoned in the United States at any given time. We have by far the highest incarceration rate in the world, and historically, over half of those released from prison are re-arrested again within three years. It’s been shown in repeated studies that those participating in reading programs while incarcerated are significantly less likely to be re-arrested when released. The books donated by World Book Bank provide people with hope that success in life is available to everyone, regardless of the past. Readers are empowered with tools that can change their lives forever. Please check out some of our Letters From Readers and see for yourself!
Our goal is to inspire and empower our readers with tools that will allow them to lead happy, successful, and fulfilled lives. We have identified a mix of books (Click here for a summary) that address some of the most common issues that people struggle with today – particularly the incarcerated. We get those books into the hands of people that need them most – in the most cost effective manner possible. We ship books in bulk to facilities, and our contacts there encourage people to read them. They also lead group discussions on the material.
Help Carry The Message
To request books for your organization, Click here. When the books arrive, we need your help to get them into the hands of our readers. Please encourage people to read, and help set up group discussions on the material. Be sure to let us know how our books are being used in your organization, and encourage readers to write us. We appreciate your support!
Please help us to get our life-changing books into the hands of those that need them most. Make a donation to World Book Bank
Get in Touch. Get Involved.
We welcome your feedback, ideas, comments, questions, or concerns. If you would like to request books for your organization, please visit the Request Books page and fill out the form. We look forward to hearing from you!