About Banned Books

Every day, around the world - even in the US - people try to ban books. Help us do something about it!


Banned Books

Every day, around the world - even in the US - people try to ban books. Not just "trashy" ones, either. Within the last five years, for example, some school districts in America have tried to ban Huckleberry Finn. Unfortunately, censorship is alive and well across the globe. Help us do something about it!

In order to raise awareness and fight for the right to read, the ALA celebrates "Banned Books Week" each September, when they work together with the literary community to promote the very books which have been challenged.

We are deeply passionate about Banned Books Week, and we keep our display up 365 days a year in order to help raise awareness of this threat that still exist in the word. It may seem like a crazy story from a dystopian novel, or a historical oddity from the dark ages... but censorship is REAL. Fight for the right to read! Devour a banned book today!

For more details check out the American Library Association's Challenged and Banned Books List, the List of Books Banned By Governments on Wikipedia, or the ALA's lists of most frequently challenged books of the 1990's and most frequently challenged books of the 2000's

Banned Books Week 2019

This list is not exhaustive - we have many more, and our inventory does change from day to day so if you need a particular book feel free to call ahead and see if we have it in stock.

Lysistrata (411 BC)
Go Tell It On The Mountain (1953)
Droll Stories (1832–37)
Little Black Sambo (1899)
Farenheit 451 (1953)
DaVinci Code (2003)
A Clockwork Orange (1962)
Naked Lunch (1959)
In Cold Blood (1966)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865)
Canterbury Tales (1475)
The Awakening (1899)
Fanny Hill (1748)
The Stud (1969)
The Nigger of the Narcissus (1897) later retitled The Children of the Sea
The Prince of Tides (1986)
various works
Moll Flanders (1722)
An American Tragedy (1925)
American Psycho (1991)
Invisible Man (1952)
As I Lay Dying (1930)
The Great Gatsby (1925)
Madame Bovary (1856)
The Diary of Anne Frank (1947)
Lord of the Flies (1954)
Ordinary People (1976)
Tess of the D'Urbervilles (1891)
My Life & Loves (1922 - 1927)
The Scarlet Letter (1850)
Catch-22 (1961)
A Farewell To Arms (1929)
For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940)
Mein Kampf (1925)
various works
Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937)
Brave New World (1931)
The Lottery (1948)
Fifty Shades of Gray (2011)
Ulysses (1922)
The Metamorphosis (1915)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1959)
A Separate Peace (1959)
Lady Chatterley's Lover (1928)
Sons and Lovers (1913)
To Kill A Mockingbird (1960)
The Call of the Wild (1903)
various works
Not Without My Daughter (1991)
The Naked & The Dead (1948)
Peyton Place (1956)
The Tropic of Cancer (1934)
Tropic of Cancer (1934)
Gone with the Wind (1936)
various works
Beloved (1987)
Song of Solomon (1977)
Lolita (1955)
1984 (1948)
Animal Farm (1945)
Rights of Man (1791)
Doctor Zhivago (1957)
The Anarchist Cookbook (1971)
All Quiet on the Western Front (1929)
the Harry Potter series
The Satanic Verses (1988)
The Catcher in the Rye (1951)
Operation Dark Heart (2010)
Frankenstein (1818)
The Jungle (1906)
A Thousand Acres (1991)
The First Circle (1966)
The Truth About Muhammad (2006)
Of Mice & Men (1937)
The Grapes of Wrath (1939)
Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852)
Sophie's Choice (1979)
Green Eggs and Ham (1960)
various works
The Lord of the Rings (1954 - 1955)
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Rabbit, Run (1960)
Candide (1759)
Cat's Cradle (1963)
Slaughterhouse-Five (1969)
The Color Purple (1982)
All the King's Men (1946)
Brideshead Revisited (1945)
Native Son (1940)

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