About Covid-19 epidemic and your order, (update 7/18/20)

Magazine Publishers are adapting or not.
A few publishers have announced that no issues will be printed for the next few months or are going digital only.  Those publishers that are skipping printed issues will add missed issues onto the end of their subscriptions, we will not be refunded for these problems. 
Magazine subscriptions are not recommended at this time.

Used Books and Back-Issue Magazines,
including puzzle magazines are mailing out from the bookstore same day/ next business day as is our practice. 

Most New Books are mailed directly from our distributor warehouse.
Some new book orders are mailing out in 2 to 3 business days rather than 1 to 2.
New POD Books: Many of our Puzzle & Coloring books and Urban Fiction as well as a few other titles are from
smaller publishers and are Print On Demand books.  We have been forewarned that rather than one extra day,
these books may take several extra days to print and ship.  

 USPS is facing unique challenges which can slow shipping. 
Some media mail packages are tracking with long (2&3 weeks) and strange (Des Moines? Minneapolis?) detours. 

Priority Shipping is recommended at this time.
Please pick the priority shipping appropriate to your order. 
     
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    Dear Customer,

    Welcome to IMailToPrison.Com!

    It is hard to have someone you love in prison.  We can make it easier for you and help you to make your loved one's life inside bit better too.  The Paperback Shop is an Approved Vendor for TDCJ Inmates with over 20 years of experience helping inmates with books.  Families and friends can now send used and new books, puzzles, calendars and magazines to prison.  We guarantee delivery*. Put our knowledge of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to work for you.

    Your Loved One not in a Texas State Prison? We mail ANYWHERE.  Be sure of the regulations for your state or county before ordering.  As a bookstore and national website, we are able to mail to books, puzzles and calendars to many other states, county jails and all Federal Prisons. 

    If your inmate is not in TDCJ, please check out our U. S. State Prisons information page**. Our magazines subscriptions are mailed by the publishers and are not packages.  Our books, puzzles and calendars and back-issue magazine packages are Mailed USPS from our bookstore or our national distribution warehouse.  

    Books, puzzles and calendars and back-issue magazines do not qualify as shipped from publisher by states' DOCs or by county jails that have that requirement. Magazine subscriptions are fullfilled by the publishers on that publishers schedual.

    All packages are mailed USPS to Prisons, as required by many facilities. 

    Still need help?  If we do not answer the phone, leave a message!  

    281-534-3370
    Mon - Fri  9 to 6  
    Saturday  10 to 4

    Now you know how to send new books, used books, calendars, back issue magazines, new magazines by subscription, puzzles to your loved one in prison.

    Best Wishes,

    Jane Gray, 


    *Guarentee for TDCJ Orders:

    Program Units: Special restrictions are placed on inmates in program (such as faith based programs, adiction/recovery) units Jester, Glossbrenner, Halbert, Johnston, Sayle & Vance. Families and friends should check with those units as the regulations vary.  Magazines are not recomended. 

     All Other Units: If any new book ordered from us is denied, we will send a replacement title of the same price.  If a book or books from a used set is denied, we will replace with a similar book.  If three or more books are denied in a grab bag, we will replace with similar books.

    **Inmates not in a Texas State facility: Every state and each of the thousands of county jails have individual regulations and different requirements.  We cannot guarantee that after the book or magazine or calendar is delivered, that every jurisdiction will allow every product. Read our terms andconditions for more information.