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Launched in 1982, Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community and is typically held each year during the last week of September. Today, Banned Books Week coverage by mainstream media reaches an estimated 2.8 billion readers.
This year's theme is Let Freedom Read, more details and assets for the digital kit will be released over the next few weeks.
The form to receive a Banned Books Week kit is now closed. Access to digital kit assets here.
Banned Books Week kits are sent annually to participating stores and include materials to decorate your store and educate customers about the freedom to read. Supplies are limited and are fulfilled on a first-come, first-served basis. We ask that each bookstore branch fill out its own form. Online-only stores and international stores are NOT eligible to receive kits.
This year’s Banned Books Week kit includes Let Freedom Read bookmarks and buttons; a Let Freedom Read poster, sponsored by Ingram; and caution tape for creating an eye-catching display.
Ingram is providing a 2 percent discount: As part of the Banned Books Week celebration, Ingram is offering a two percent discount on banned and challenged titles. The promotion is running from August 21 through October 7, 2023. Place your orders from a list of banned and challenged titles on ipage®. No promotional code is needed. (For more information about the Ingram program or to place an order, contact your Ingram sales representative, call Ingram Customer Care, (800) 937-8200, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.)