Be a Rebel Reader.

Did you know that Banned Books Week is September 18-24 this year?

What is Banned Books Week?

Banned Books Week is a week dedicated to celebrating the freedom to read.

Banned Books Week "highlights the value of free and open access to information," according to the official website

"Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community — librarians, book sellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas." from

The theme of Banned Books Week this year is -

"Books Unite Us.

Censorship Divides Us."

To Complement the Cause

This year, I wanted to participate in Banned Books Week by offering a Seasonal Book Box to complement the cause.

The Banned Book Box features a book that is one of the most Banned Books in America, one by an author that believed so much in his novel that he chose to have the title engraved upon his tombstone.

It is a book that, interestingly, has an HTTP error code that pays homage to it. (The code alerts the user that the page has been censored by the government.)

That book tells the tale of a former-book-burner-turned-rebel-book-reader in a society where knowledge is dangerous and censorship is the status quo.

The author is Ray Bradbury and his most banned book is Fahrenheit 451.

You can check out the Banned Book Box by clicking here - including the beautiful, hardbound, dust-jacketed 60th Edition of Fahrenheit 451 in firetruck red as well as a little about the seven novel treasures that will accompany it.

On the fence?

I chatted with four customers about past book boxes on a recent Pretty Literate Live. Click here to hear what they had to say about PL's Book Boxes.


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1 comment

  • I am a firm believer in the freedom to read whatever one wants to read. Do I believe that that there are many books that should be deemed age appropriate material? I do- and I go another step and say it’s not just age but the maturity of the reader that matters. I fear for our country in a time where it seems only one group and that group’s ideas are allowed and everyone else is censored; where the banning of books and ideas is a dog whistle in an ugly political fight for power; where even the teaching of history is being threatened in such a way where teachers and school systems are threatened with their jobs and certification and accreditation. I know this is true because it is happening in the state I live in right now. The thought police are out there and they are real. It is more important than ever for good people to not stand by and do nothing, because that’s all it takes for evil to win. And book banning/idea banning/ banning of critical thinking/empathy banning is nothing but evil.

    Lynda A.

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