Booksellers Urged to Participate in Banned Books Week

Booksellers Urged to Participate in Banned Books Week:

There were 460 incidents of people attempting to ban books from libraries last year, according to the American Library Association, including a recent one where a group of parents succeeded in banning an anthology of writings by gay youth from the library of a New Jersey high school and from the local public library. With the 28th annual Banned Book Weeks coming up September 25 to October 2, the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression is asking booksellers to join the hundreds of bookstores and libraries that already have publicized such incidents.

 

Amen to all that. It’s almost time to pull out my “I Read Banned Books” button.