Accepted Titles

Our needs often change, but the following are books we can always use more of and are always accepting! They must be clean and paperback only.

African History 

African American History

Native American

Adult Coloring Books


Bibles (especially large print)

Bible Dictionaries




Graphic Novels 

Manga / Anime

Urban Fiction 

Work Out / Fitness 

Current year daily/weekly/monthly planners

Business / Finance / Wealth Building 

Biography – celebrities, famous Black figures 

Dean Koontz

Terri Blackstock

Puzzle Books (Soduko, word search, crosswords) 



Fantasy Novels (we get lots of requests for the Game of Thrones series)

Real Estate 

Skills and Trade Books (plumbing, HVAC, Carpentry Home Building,  etc , anything DIY) 

Cars / Motorcycles 


Art – how to draw, etc (not books of art) 

Crafts – how to

Foreign Language

Dan Brown

Greg Isles

James Patterson

GED study guides

Self-Help Legal

Law Dictionaries

Sketch Books

Self-Publishing Music and Books

Wicca / Pagan Mythology 

Occult / New Age

Stephen King


Paranormal / Conspiracy 


Ancient history/ancient civilizations/ religions.

Westerns, all the popular authors:

V C Andrews

Nora Roberts

Anne Rice

Karen Kingsbury

CDL study guides


Current Needs

Please check our wishlist

You can also support inmates by volunteering (safely, separately) and donating (money or books)

We have a lot of requests for:
• Adult coloring books
• Fantasy novels
• Greg Isles
• Danielle Steele
• James Patterson
• Book on Wicca, spells, and astrology
• Bibles and study bibles
• Horror/paranormal
• Techincal books (heavy machinery, farming, trade skills)
• Manga
• Astrology
• True Crime
• Composition books

We’re stoked that volunteering at BHB is part of the curriculum for a “Philosophy of Happiness” class at Millsaps College this semester.

“Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.” ― H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Composition Books

Did you know that we are always in need of composition books? We typically buy them at Dollar Tree, but this time of year brings awesome sales! They are currently just 50 cents at Walmart. You can help by donating funds or composition books!



A special visitor

Kelsey saw a bunch of cars parked outside our space today and was asking if he could wash cars. One of our volunteers asked if he could vacuum the inside after they dropped off some books at the thrift store across the street.

“Are you giving those books away? I love books. Can I look through them first?”

We told him about our mission and his eyes got wide. “Oh my God, I just got out of Parchman. I can’t believe I’m meeting you guys!” Kelsey had received books from us on the inside.

Kelsey is starting a car detailing business and is currently at a halfway house. We asked him to pick out all the books he wanted from the shelves. Here’s what he chose.