Every year, bookstores, libraries, universities, and organizations host engaging programs that spotlight censorship. Are you hosting an event for Banned Books Week? Putting up a display? Let us know about it, and we’ll share it here for the world to find!

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Latest Past Events

Celebrating Banned Books Week at Scuppernong Books

Scuppernong Books 304 South Elm Street, Greensboro

Banned Books Week is an annual event that celebrates open access to books in our schools, libraries, and communities. This year, PEN America will be celebrating the week in North Carolina with a full day of activities. The morning will start at 11am ET with a drag queen sidewalk storytime in partnership with Stonewall Sports – ... Read More


Banned Books Week @ The Rand Club

Rand Club 33 Loveday Street & Fox Street, Marshalltown, Johannesburg

Join us at the annual Banned Books Week event celebrating the Freedom To Read. Come to the Rand Club in Johannesburg for a one-day-only event with a fascinating line-up of speakers to keep you entertained. Please book ahead of time for planning purposes.


Erasure of Black Thought: A Conversation about Critical Race Theory with Black Academics and Writers

Rofhiwa Book Café 406 South Driver Street, Durham

“Erasure of Black Thought” will be a conversation among Black academics that unpacks the current challenges to freedom of expression in schools, colleges, and the public sphere in regards to racism, history, and diversity (i.e. critical race theory). The event will offer a clear-eyed view of the current slate of censorious threats, while also providing ... Read More