Showing our support for open access to information and everyone’s right to tell their stories is at the heart of what we do, so it's no surprise that we love Banned Books Week. Celebrate your right to read with the books and information below.
"This year, it’s more important than ever to honor writers whose work explores cultures, experiences, perspectives, orientations, and events that expand our understanding of the human condition and accurately reflect and give voice to readers of all backgrounds."
"Considering the books that push our buttons."
"We’ve reached into our archives to reexamine the words of the many banned authors who have graced the Powell’s blog."
"Thoughtful, candid responses to the predicament of publishing a book and then being told no one should read it."
"The reasons for censoring material are consistent, and generally boil down to some combination of the following five."
"We believe in the power of language to illuminate and explicate challenging ideas and realities."