Banned Books Week UK is a nationwide campaign for radical readers and rebellious readers of all ages celebrate the freedom to read. Between 22 – 28 September 2019, bookshops, libraries, schools, literary festivals and publishers will be hosting events and making noise about some of the most sordid, subversive, sensational and taboo-busting books around. Use this website to find an event near you, get involved, download resource packs and more.
“There is no idea more dangerous than the idea that some ideas are too dangerous to encounter.
There are books I deplore as foolish, hateful or simply very, very poor — but I recognise that the power to suppress books is much more likely to be used against the books I admire (books that challenge power, orthodoxy and the establishment) than the books that offend me, which tend to be bootlicking texts celebrating the divine right of kings, bankers and other unsavoury types.”