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Banned Books Week 2022

September 18-24

Banned Books Week 2022

This year, Banned Books Week is September 18-24th, 2022. While we will not be having a Banned Books display in the bookshop, we do believe it is important to partake and educate during this vital week of activism.

Please read more below and join us for SALON at the Bookshop – our community conversation nights – Wednesday, September 21st at 6PM – to discuss Banned Books.

10% Discount Code:
BannedBooks22

Shop our banned books list at bookshop.org and support banned books,
Wild Lark Books, and other independent bookstores.
Select titles are eligible for a 10% discount.

WHAT IS A BANNED BOOK?

A banned book is any book removed from a public shelf by means of expectation, demand, or pressure. These means can be laid down by governments, organizations, communities – or even through implicit bias.

WHY DO BOOKS GET BANNED?

Books are banned for many reasons – from subject matter to word usage.

WHY DOES IT MATTER?

The art of storytelling provides connection, understanding, drives conversation, makes space for, and spotlights the human experience. When a book is actively forced from a shelf, whether it’s a shelf at a public library or even a private bookstore, the freedom of choice within the public is removed along with it.

WHAT DOES BANNED BOOK AWARENESS NOT MEAN?

This does not mean private expectations and desires cannot be honored when making the choice of what to read. Families and individuals may make decisions about which books they’d like to read and how they go about doing so. However, Banned Books Week and Banned Books activism works to ensure we all have that freedom of choice.

A PERSONAL NOTE FROM WILD LARK BOOKS

Wild Lark Books has many books from the banned book lists on our shelves. However, we do not, and will not, have a banned books display in the bookshop, because while we are a public space, we are still a private business. In our perspective, banned books displays belong in libraries to bring awareness to these titles that are free for the public. In our bookshop, banned books will remain where we believe they belong – on the shelves alongside the rest of their peers.

We do have a copy of Banned Books: The World’s Most Controversial Books, Past and Present available in the bookshop that anyone is welcome to sit down with and peruse through. And as always, we are happy to help you with a personalized book order if you are wanting a specific title that someone has already snatched up!

In 2005, the creator of Wild Lark Books organized her first banned books protest on a university campus where she read aloud from The Terrorist by Caroline B. Cooney. Banned Books Week is an incredible tradition we hope never needs to continue.

Banned Books Include:

Supporting the Art of Storytelling

Banned books often represent minority voices. Help us create more banned books and banned book writers by supporting The Wild Lark Books Fund. 

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