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The Quest Institute, Inc: gallery

In the News

Latest Updates

May 15, 2012:You can view pictures from our new facility at 900 Harris Street.

March 15, 2012: New radio segment on WTJU about Books Behind Bars.

Jan 15, 2012: We are now in a new location at 900 Harris Street. Books may be brought there. Please call ahead as someone is not always there. (434) 295-3377


Listen to a radio interview with Kay Allison about the Books Behind Bars program. The interview was conducted on on July 28, 2008 for Virginia Insights, WMRA Charlottesville. (50MB mp3 file)


We are now accepting donation of children’s books for the visiting room of the prisons.

Also, this website has a new section: Letters to the Quest Institute.

Book Donations

Book Donations may be brought to:

Quest Institute, Inc.
900 Harris Street
Charlottesville, VA 22903

Please call ahead:
(434) 295-3377

10-5:30 Mon-Sat
1-5 Sun

Frequently Requested Books

» Dictionary and Thesaurus

» Bible, Koran, spiritual material

» Small business start-up

» G.E.D. preparation

» Electrical, welding, plumbing, carpentry and other trade skills.

» Computer programming and web-design

» African-American authors

» Textbooks

» Medical / Health / Nutrition / Fitness

» Collegiate dictionaries

» Almanac

» Atlas

» Drawing

» Cookbooks

» Gardening

» Self-Help

» Music

» Native American

» Islam

» Sports

(Foreign language books are not permitted)

Photo Gallery of our Harris Street Location

These are photos of our new book storage and shipping facility at 900 Harris Street.

Numerous boxes of book are lined up every day to be picked up for shipping to prisons across the state. You can also see a table of letters sent by prisoners requesting material on certain subjects.