September202014

Banned Books Week starts tomorrow! Here to kick it off is Rediscovered Books co-owner & bookseller Bruce DeLaney reads from “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” by J.K. Rowling.

The series was the number one banned book in the last decade. Many have argued that the themes of witchcraft and sorcery are anti-Christian, detrimental to children, and “…are door-openers to topics that desensitize children to very real evils in the world.”

Everyone should have the right to read freely and without censorship. 

Buy it online now 

For more history on the banned series click here & here 

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More information about Banned Books Week 

Books banned or challenged THIS year

Frequently challenged books 

September182014

diversityinya:

Analysis of the most banned/challenged books in the U.S. shows that diverse books are disproportionately targeted for book challenges and censorship. [Read more at Diversity in YA.]

(via libraryjournal)

7PM
We’re about half an hour away from Peter Stark’s reading and signing of Astoria. We’re so excited we made a book tower!

We’re about half an hour away from Peter Stark’s reading and signing of Astoria. We’re so excited we made a book tower!

September172014
It’s a special nonfiction edition of #FreshPaperbackWednesday with some history, memoirs, and humor!

It’s a special nonfiction edition of #FreshPaperbackWednesday with some history, memoirs, and humor!

5PM
Reminder! Best selling author Peter Stark is coming to Rediscovered Books TOMORROW at 6pm! Peter had a fabulous interview on Reader’s Corner last week and we can’t wait to hear him speak in Boise. Come early. It’s going to be a packed house!

Reminder! Best selling author Peter Stark is coming to Rediscovered Books TOMORROW at 6pm! Peter had a fabulous interview on Reader’s Corner last week and we can’t wait to hear him speak in Boise. Come early. It’s going to be a packed house!

September162014
We’re OBSESSED with the new $10 Olive Editions of these contemporary classics by @HarperPerennial

We’re OBSESSED with the new $10 Olive Editions of these contemporary classics by @HarperPerennial

5PM
#NewReleaseTuesday with titles from Margaret Atwood and Ken Follett!

#NewReleaseTuesday with titles from Margaret Atwood and Ken Follett!

September112014
Check out Barb’s staff pick for the latest Scandinavian adventure from the delightful Jonas Jonasson.

Check out Barb’s staff pick for the latest Scandinavian adventure from the delightful Jonas Jonasson.

3PM
Don’t forget! We have a great author event tonight to get you ready for this beautiful fall weather and hiking season.

Don’t forget! We have a great author event tonight to get you ready for this beautiful fall weather and hiking season.

September102014
Today we have a mash up of #NewReleaseTuesday and #FreshPaperbackWednesday - this week’s newest and best!

Today we have a mash up of #NewReleaseTuesday and #FreshPaperbackWednesday - this week’s newest and best!

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