Free Books for Prisoners


A Message From the Author

Over the years, I have seen the Tao change lives again and again. People who study it with an open mind, and put its lessons into actual practice, invariably experience profound life transformations.

This is why I want to make Tao Te Ching: Annotated & Explained, The Tao of Daily LifeThe Tao of Success, The Tao of Joy Every Day, The Tao of Happiness, The Tao of Wisdom, and The Tao of Tranquility available to incarcerated individuals and at-risk youths in the United States. If you know of someone in that situation who may be interested in the Tao, please contact me through Derek Lin Books on Facebook.

Prior to contacting me, please give some thought as to which of the books will, in your opinion, be the most beneficial to the person you wish to help. People have different learning styles. Sometimes they know what they want; other times you may have to help them decide.

In the past, I’ve had packages returned to me because many facilities have rules where an inmate must fill out a form to request the book before it can be received. If this is the case for the inmate you know, please have him or her start the paperwork right away. I can send the book as soon as the request is approved.

There are no shipping fees or handling charges. I will pay for everything. Also, please note that if you are not yourself incarcerated, I cannot send the book to you and have you pass it on to the recipient. Please send me the name and present location, and I will ship the book directly there.

– Derek