'Books for Brews' prison book drive returns April 21

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PHOTO BY TOM HERMANS / UNSPLASH
  • PHOTO BY TOM HERMANS / UNSPLASH

One Book One New Orleans and Louisiana Books 2 Prisoners will host a "Books for Brews" book drive at Second Line Brewing this Saturday.

At the event, attendees can receive free beer tokens in exchange for donations of books to be sent to people who are incarcerated. The organizing groups will collect a few specific types of books, including new or gently used paperback dictionaries, composition notebooks (the kind without a spiral binding), and softcover trade or how-to manuals on subjects such as carpentry or needlework.

Other types of books are not needed at this time.

One Book One New Orleans also is looking for a couple of volunteers to help box and transport the books after the event. If you can't make it, but want to lend a hand, Louisiana Books 2 Prisoners has an Amazon list to purchase books for donation (tragically, no free beer is involved).

The book drive takes place from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. April 21. Admission is free.


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