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23 Nov
Banned Books Week 2020: Censorship is a Dead End

There’s Still Time to Make Your Voice Heard on Banned Books Week 2021

Submit your ideas for next year’s Banned Books Week theme. Booksellers are encouraged to provide their input for the annual event by Tuesday, December 1.

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17 Nov
Banned Books Week 2020: Censorship is a Dead End

Have Ideas for Next Year’s Banned Books Week Theme? We Want to Hear From You

The Banned Books Week Coalition is now planning next year’s event. Booksellers are encouraged to make their voices heard by submitting ideas for next year’s theme by Tuesday, December 1.

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07 Oct

Booksellers Celebrate Banned Books Week 2020

In the midst of a global pandemic for the many bookstores participating across the country, Banned Books Week looked a little different from previous years.

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30 Sep
Banned Books Week 2020: Censorship is a Dead End

Banned Books Week Underway

There is still time to celebrate with the entire book community before the week comes to an end on October 3.

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23 Sep

Banned Books Week Begins Sunday: Share Your Plans

Whether stores are hosting virtual events or planning in-store displays and festivities, ABA wants to know.

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15 Sep
Banned Books Week 2020: Censorship is a Dead End

Banned Books Week 2020: Everything You Need to Know

This year’s event, to be held September 27 to October 3, features the theme “Censorship Is a Dead End.”

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08 Sep
Banned Books Week 2020: Censorship is a Dead End

Prepare for Banned Books Week with Ingram Discounts and Virtual Programming Ideas

Banned Books Week, an annual event celebrating the freedom to read, will be held September 27 to October 3 and will feature the theme “Censorship Is a Dead End.”

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19 Aug
Banned Books Week 2020: Censorship is a Dead End

Banned Book Week 2020: Promotional Kits, Ingram Discount, and Virtual Programming Ideas

Bookstores that received a Banned Books Week promotional kit from ABA last year will receive the 2020 kit in the September Box mailing. 

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21 Apr

2020 Banned Books Week Theme Announced

Banned Books Week, which promotes the right to read, will be held September 27–October 3 and feature the theme “Censorship Is a Dead End.”

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15 Oct
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Booksellers Celebrate Banned Books Week 2019

Banned Books Week served as an opportunity for booksellers to spread awareness about the dangers of censorship through both in-store visual depictions and social media campaigns.

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17 Sep
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Special Banned Books Week “Counterspeak” Edition Drops September 19

During Banned Books Week, Penguin Random House will donate $1 to the American Booksellers for Free Expression for every book purchased and logged through the publisher’s Reader Rewards program.

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11 Sep
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Special Banned Books Week “Counterspeak” Podcast to Drop Next Week

The episode will feature interviews with independent booksellers on their events and plans for the upcoming Banned Books Week.

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21 Aug
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Banned Books Week Kits Arrive in Bookstores

Indie booksellers that ordered a Banned Books Week promotion kit from the American Booksellers Association should keep an eye out for it in their August Box mailing.

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15 May
Banned Books Week 2019 logo themed poster

Opt-In to Receive a Banned Books Week Kit

Banned Books Week promotion kits are now available to order via a form on BookWeb. This year’s theme is “Censorship Leaves Us in the Dark. Keep the Light On!” 
 
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10 Apr
Banned Books Week 2019 logo themed poster

Banned Books Week Announces 2019 Theme

Banned Books Week 2019, the annual celebration of the freedom to read, will be held September 22-28. The theme of this year’s event is “Censorship Leaves Us in the Dark. Keep the Light On!” 

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