Red Bull Arts Book Share

Join us in supporting a few of the organizations that are doing frontline work towards making equitable change through the Red Bull Arts Book Share, a donation drive in which anyone who donates to participating organizations will be sent a foundational anti-racist or poc-authored book, purchased by us from local Black-owned bookstores.

We’re kicking things off in our home cities of New York and Detroit by encouraging donations to four organizations we’ve contributed to: Detroit Justice Center, We The People Detroit, Bard Prison Initiative, and Princess Janae Place. These groups collectively work to secure basic human rights for those most vulnerable in their cities through transforming the justice system, securing economic equity, addressing environmental justice and water access, providing safe and transformative communities, and serving the incarcerated.

This rolling initiative will evolve to incorporate an expansive list of partner cities, organizations, and book stores. Read on for instructions on how to donate and how to receive your book!


Donate to Detroit Justice Center Here

Donate to We The People Detroit Here

Donate $5+ to either of these orgs and receive one of the below books from Source Booksellers!

*Black Detroit: A People’s History of Self-Determination by Herb Boyd

*Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing World by adrienne maree brown

*Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler


Donate to Bard Prison Initiative Here

Donate to Princess Janae Place

Donate $5+ to either of these orgs and receive one of the below books from The Lit. Bar in the Bronx!

*Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

*Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

*Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Riotous Black Girls, Troublesome Women, and Queer Radicals by Saidiya Hartman


Confirm your donation, book selection, and shipping info in the below form. All participants are allotted one book. Books will be shipped directly from the bookseller in each respective city. Please be aware that due to high demand on these bookstores right now, shipping may be delayed. The books will get to you as quickly as possible.

If you experience any issues, please email us at


*There are 200 books available per city

*All of these amazing bookstores are dealing with a high volume of orders so we request patience on delivery timelines

*Shipping only available in the United States


The Red Bull Arts Book Share sends a foundational anti-racist or black-authored book to individuals in our community who donate to select organizations. This donation drive aims to get necessary resources directly into the hands of the organizations doing frontline work on racial equity and justice, to stimulate black owned businesses in our communities, and to facilitate the ongoing education around race which many people are beginning or deepening.