#BannedBooksWeek Update: Read-a-Thon, #OurRightToRead

Banned Books display at River Road Books, Fair Haven, N.J

Banned Books Week is currently underway, and we'll be highlighting a selection of your creative events, displays, social media posts and more. Let us know some of the unusual ways your bookstore or library is celebrating. 

Plot Twist Bookstore, Ankeny, Iowa: "I'm leaving a banned book in a local business for you to find. I'll be leaving banned books around town throughout this week. Take photo and post it."

hello hello books, Rockland, Maine: "Happy #bannedbooksweek! The staff has handpicked some frequently banned/challenged books to highlight. Come exclaim over them. ('They banned Anastasia Krupnik? What, was she too smart for a girl?')"

Midtown Reader, Tallahassee, Fla.: "Mugshots and photos from our Banned Books Read-a-Thon in celebration of Banned Books Week."

Third Street Books, McMinnville, Ore.: "Learn about books that have been banned (and why) by participating in our Banned Book Scavenger Hunt! We've partnered with the @mcmlibrary for this event.... No books were banned in the making of this event!"

Banned Books window display at The Three Arts Book Store, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Firestorm Books & Coffee, Asheville, N.C.: "#OurRightToRead--For the rest of September, we're participating in Banned Books Week by featuring titles that have been censored in the North Carolina prison system."

Morgan Library & Museum, New York City: "We searched our vaults for the ultimate banned book to celebrate #BannedBooksWeek and found our copy of Galileo Galilei's (1564-1642) Dialogo... sopra i due massimi sistemi del mondo (Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems). Not bad."

Simon & Schuster: the publisher's Banned Books Week webpage features a live Twitter feed, a full list of S&S titles that have been banned or challenged over the years and quotes from authors like Jeannette Walls, Dan Slater and Judy Blume.

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