How to Support Banned Books Week (and Deck Out Your Kitchen)
An annual celebration to bring attention to our right to read, Banned Books Week shines a light on the issue of book censorship. Whether it's now-classic books like 1984 and The Great Gatsby, or more modern writings like Looking For Alaska, the alliance of organizations behind Banned Books Week desires that readers be free to make their own choices.
You can celebrate Banned Books Week, and buy cool swag for your kitchen and home, by purchasing some literary-themed products from Out of Print. For each product sold between now and September 30, Penguin Random House will donate a banned book to schools and libraries impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
Whether you're running by the grocery store to grab a few things, or perusing the farmers' market aisles for the freshest produce, this Banned Books Tote Bag will have you doing it in style. Listing 50 banned books, and featuring a handy inner pocket, it will be your new favorite accessory.
Start your morning with a hefty dose of rejecting censorship. This Banned Books Heat-Reactive Mug changes color when a hot beverage is poured inside, starting with blacked out book titles that slowly appear as it warms up.
Maybe you're using them to light the grill, or to get that lingering steamed broccoli smell out of your home, either way this Banned Books Matchbox Set makes a wonderful kitchen addition.