Book Drive

Common Ground Food Co-op is hosting a targeted book drive for Urbana-Champaign Books to Prisoners during April. Currently, B2P is the primary source of books for Illinois inmates, as well as for prison lending libraries. Bring your book donations to the Co-op during the times of the Book Drive or donate them in the B2P receptacles in our Co-op Mall hallway anytime.

B2P is seeking specific books like art books, how to draw books, fantasy, science fiction series, small business, finance, self-help, young adult, newly published books, and books authored by people of color. These genres have been requested by many patrons at the lending libraries within the Champaign County jails and we wanted to invite you to participate in our Book Drive.

Other Science Fiction titles that are requested:
Chronicles of Nick – Sherrilyn Kenyon
Dark Hunter Series – Sherrilyn Kenyon
Death Stalker Series and other– Simon R. Green
Divergent Series– Veronica Roth
Ender Series– Orson Scott Card
Maze Runner Series – James Dashner
Sword of Truth Series– Terry Goodking
Wheel of Time - Robert Jordan
Codex Alera – Jim Butcher
Harry Potter Series
Max Series-James Patterson
Daniel X Series- James Patterson
Game of Thrones Series
Game of Glass Series- Sarah J Maas
Percy Jackson Series Rick Riordian
Heroes of Olympus Series Riordian
Kane Chronicles-Rick Riordian
House of Night Series-PC Cast
Books by RA Salvatore
Mortal Instruments Series and other by Cassandra Claire

Thanks to the support of the UC community B2P has mailed 143,909 books in 42,891 packages, to 20,792 grateful readers.

Looking to purchase books to donate? We recommend sourcing your books from locally-owned bookstores like Jane Addams Bookshop to make our impact even greater!

Date and Time: 
Sunday, Apr 28th 10:00 am to 12:00 pm