We believe everyone deserves access to the books they want

Founded in 2016, Books Beyond Bars is the newest component of the Center for Appellate Litigation’s holistic approach to client advocacy. Our mission is to provide reading materials to indigent incarcerated individuals and to advocate for policies that support prisoners’ access to information.

about us

Our team



Ben founded BBB. He is a supervising attorney at CAL and loves to make pottery, play chess, and send books to incarcerated people.


Program Coordinator

Alexandra is the Program Coordinator for Books Beyond Bars. Originally from Toronto, she quickly found a home at BBB when she moved to New York. She loves reading, going to art museums, and writing.

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