#BannedBooksWeek Update: Fahrenheit 451 Theme; Read-In

Banned Books Week is currently underway, and we're 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.

Burke's Books: Fahrenheit 451

Burke's Book Store, Memphis, Tenn.: "Our theme is Fahrenheit 451, the dystopian novel by Ray Bradbury that presents a future American society where books are outlawed and "firemen" burn any that are found. If you haven't read it, read it now! (Fun fact: that's author Larry Brown's fireman's suit in the display.)"

Maria's Bookshop, Durango, Colo.: "Come and check out Suzy's great window displays for Banned Books Week 2017." Also hosting several events, including "Special Banned Books Week Storytime--No-No’s Your Kids Should Read"  

Books & Mortar, Grand Rapids, Mich.: "Buy one banned or challenged book during #bannedbooksweek and receive 15% off any second book! Celebrate your right to read during #bannedbooksweek."

DIESEL Brentwood: "Only problem is people keep asking if our wall is falling down."

DIESEL Brentwood, Santa Monica, Calif.: "Caution: Dangerous ideas! Celebrating #FreedomOfExpression during @BannedBooksWeek!"

Village Books, Bellingham, Wash.: "Banned Books Week continues: Today's staff picks are from booksellers Lauren, Danna and co-owner Kelly E.! We hope you'll join us on the main floor of our Fairhaven store for an open-mic style read-in! Bring your favorite banned or challenged book or choose from those we have on hand...."

Blue Willow Bookshop, Houston, Tex.: "You do it. We do it. The cat does it. Stop in to celebrate #BannedBooksWeek with us through the end of the week."

Excelsior Bay Books, ‏Excelsior, Minn.: "We like banned books and we cannot lie! Come in and read."

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