U.S. prisons give no help to inmates when it comes to making their transition back into society. When someone leaves prison, they have nothing but the clothes on their back. Their time spent on the inside is crippling and alienating, at the very least. Proceeds from all goods purchased from Seether Bookstore go to buying and sending books to prisoners.
Donations are made through Open Books and Sex Workers Outreach Project (SWOP) “Behind Bars”. Open Books is the non-profit, volunteer run bookstore in Pensacola, FL that supports the Prison Book Project. The Prison Book Project currently sends around 6,000 books per year to inmates in Florida, the largest prison system in the country. The SWOP Behind Bars Project has sent out over 15,000 newsletters to prisoners in 14 states. They have coordinated over 7000 books for inmates through Amazon Wish Lists, 3000 book donations, and approximately 300 GED self-study guides to prisoners and prison libraries. Both of these programs are working to help incarcerated people transition back to their community and not re-offend. Books are the common denominator, proving their power to improve the lives of prisoners. Not only while they are in prison, but when they get out.
Seether Bookstore only exists on Instagram for the time being! Follow us at @seether_bookstore. Seethed sells used books as well as zines, artist books, used books and various other printed goods that are donated by the artists themselves.
For all inquires you can direct message Seether’s instagram or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org