Wednesday, October 03, 2012

[News and Notes] More on Banned Books Week

“Apparently, the Concord library has condemned Huck as ‘trash and only suitable for the slums.’ This will sell us another twenty-five thousand copies for sure!”  
--Mark Twain to his editor on the Concord Public Library banning The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn in 1885.

Want more? 
Read Flavorwire's Famous Authors' Funniest Responses to their Books Being Banned 

Galleycat has also posted Free Samples of the Most Challenged Books of the Year

Don't forget Central Library's Virtual Read-Out is today at 3:00 p.m. in the lobby of the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library. View the library's Banned Books Week page for more details and other events.


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