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Banned Books Week September 22 - September 29, 2001
Booksellers Foundation to sponsor the only national celebration of First Amendment rights for the 20th year.Again this year, the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression will be a sponsor of Banned Books Week, the only national celebration of First Amendment rights. In 2000, over 1,200 independent booksellers and 2,500 libraries participated. (Participating booksellers report that Banned Books Week is one of their customers' favorite promotions!)
ABFFE makes Banned Books Week Kits available for free to all members of the American Booksellers Association who request it. The kit includes three posters and a resource manual that features a list of books that have been challenged as well as suggestions for mounting a banned books display and a great deal of useful background information about censorship and First Amendment rights.
If you are an ABA member who wishes to receive a Banned Books Week Kit, you must request it by using the link at the bottom of the page. ABFFE members receive their kits automatically. People who are not ABA members may order a kit for $40 plus shipping. (They may also wish to consider becoming an ABFFE member for $35, which entitles them to receive the kit as well as all ABFFE membership material. If you have questions about the Banned Books Week Kit, please call ABFFE at (212) 587-4025.
In addition to ABFFE, the sponsors of Banned Books Week are the American Library Association, the Association of American Publishers, the American Society of Journalists and Authors, and the National Association of College Stores. Banned Books Week is also endorsed by the Center for the Book of the Library of Congress.