Banned Book Week 2017

In 1982 the American Library Association and Amnesty International set aside the last week in September to bring awareness to the dangers of censorship and the freedom to read. The event was the brainchild of Judith Krug, a librarian and crusader for free speech. It was through her efforts that Banned Book Week came to […]

Happy Birthday William Golding

British novelist, playwrite and poet William Golding was born on this day in 1911. He is best remembered for his Nobel award winning novel, “Lord of the Flies”. Golding was also awarded the Booker Prize in 1980 for his novel, “Rites of Passage”. During his career he published fourteen novels, a collection of poetry and […]

Landmark Books Fights Censorship

Banned Book Week 2016 is a week worldwide event that celebrates the freedom to read anything you want. In the United States it is supported by the American Library Association and is usually the last week of September. This year the dates are September 25th through October 1st. During this week we help draw attention […]