When Dave Connis worked in his local library in Tennessee, contentious books would frequently disappear. They would, he told Index, just “never come back” and instead be “lost” to the world.
This toolkit is also available as a PDF The aim of this initiative is to get Year 10 students reading by engaging them with a list of 20 ‘Banned Books’. The official Banned Books Week is in September. This year’s Banned Books list focuses on books published since the year 2000, whereas last year’s list…
Independent bookshops across the country applied for a prize fund provided by VINTAGE, in partnership with Index on Censorship, to support the biggest and best idea to celebrate publication of The Testaments, the long-awaited sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, published 10th September.
To celebrate the release of Margaret Atwood’s Booker-nominated new novel The Testaments, Storysmith Bookshop in Bristol is holding a very special book club to talk about her classic masterpiece The Handmaid’s Tale.
Iowa resident Paul Dorr stands accused of fifth-degree criminal mischief after making a live Facebook video in which he burned LBGT-themed library books. Now his attempt to convince the judge that the case against him was a violation of his First Amendment rights has failed.
Inspired by our friends Book-ish in Crickhowell, Index on Censorship and VINTAGE are coordinating a nationwide series of publication-day celebrations and midnight openings at independent bookshops across the UK as part of Banned Books Week UK to celebrate the publication of Margaret Atwood’s highly anticipated The Testaments (sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale) on 10 September….
Annual event celebrating the freedom to read takes place 23-29 September Libraries, bookshops and schools nationwide urged to get involved National organisations encouraging everyone to read a “banned” book Slate of events will explore the censorship of ideas UK-based organisations will host events across Britain this year to mark Banned Books Week: bringing the internationally-celebrated…
For the third year running in the UK we are holding events and activities on the topics of Banned Books, Censorship and the Freedom to Read, made possible by the partnership between Index on Censorship, The British Library, English PEN, Free Word and Islington Library and Heritage Services, Media Diversified, The Publishers Association, the Royal Society of Literature and Spread the Word in association with the ALA.