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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….

The Handmaid’s Tale? Harry Potter? The Colour Purple?  What’s your favourite banned book?

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.

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