Last week was Banned Books Week, and we highlighted a selection of your creative events, displays, social media posts and more. Here are a few more notable ways bookstores were celebrating:
|Banned Books display at Interbang Books, Dallas.|
Tattered Cover Book Store, Denver, Colo.: "They were challenged and now we're recommending them! Today is the last day of #BannedBooksWeek and we hope you discovered some new gems for your to-be-read list. If you haven't already, head over to our Instagram to find out why these books were banned and what our staff has to say about them!"
Green Apple Books, San Francisco, Calif.: "Be bad. Read a Banned Book.... Hey fellow book lovers, Happy Banned Books Week! Have you read anything from the Top Ten Challenged Books of 2016? Do you want to? We know just the place. Is there a book (banned or not) that challenged your assumptions and helped you expand your horizons?"
McLean & Eakin Booksellers, Petoskey, Mich.: "#bannedbooksweek continues, and not even Harry Potter is safe from its clutches! Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, and the rest of the series, made the list because 'they promote witchcraft; they set bad examples; and they're too dark.' Keep magic alive by reading banned books!"
Secret Garden Bookshop, Seattle, Wash.: "Our Banned Books window has been generating quite a bit of buzz amongst our passers-by, and generates at least a few spirited conversations at our front counter per day. Photos (and window design) by Suzi Spooner."
Half Price Books, which operates more than 120 stores in 17 states, "partnered with the Book Fairies to hide books around the country that have been banned or challenged at some point due to its contents. They are powerful and deserve to be read. Each book has a special surprise for the finder inside.... (a note letting them know to pick up $25 gift card at their nearby store)."