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 […]

Lady Chatterley’s Lover Banned Today!

On this day in 1959 the United States Postmaster General banned D.H. Lawrence’s book,’ Lady Chatterley’s Lover’ under the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act. It would go on to banned in almost every nation with printed words. Portions of the book first appeared in 1928, printed by a private press in Florence, Italy. The publisher Tipografia Guintina […]