Banned Books Week ~
Celebrate the Freedom to Read!
Tuesday, Sept 19th – Saturday, Sept 24th
Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. Held in September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.
Join us during Banned Books Week to learn about frequently banned or challenged books. We’ll be OPEN on Tuesday from 3pm-6pm and Wednesday – Saturday from 12pm-6pm.
We’ll also be celebrating “Band” Books Weekend that Friday 9/23 & Saturday 9/24. Downtown will be hosting Lincoln Calling Music Festival on 14th Street and in several nearby venues. Our sidewalks will remain open, so c’mon down & enjoy the fun!
Celebrate our Freedom to Read!
*Play Banned Books Trivia
*Enter Drawings – for Anniversary Editions of To Kill a Mockingbird.
Get a bit of FREE Banned Books Week swag with your purchase!
Don’t let them stop you, friends. Read Dangerously – and buy books from your Rebellious, Fiercely Independent Local Bookstore!
Little Golden Books Trunk Show
Friday, October 7th: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Saturday, October 8th: 12pm – 6pm
In 1942, most Children’s Books cost $2-$3 each – the equivalent of about $33-$50 today. They were unaffordable for the average family. Little Golden Books began a publishing revolution by offering 12 titles, each for the price of 25 cents. Each book had a line on which the child could write their name – and at that price, parents could let their children have Little Golden Books for their very own.
Our Little Golden Book Trunk Show will feature:
A SALE of LITTLE GOLDEN BOOKS from the PAST EIGHT DECADES
*Bins of inexpensive Little Golden Books
*Walt Disney titles
*Saturday-morning Cartoon titles
We’ll also have:
*FREE Little Golden Books Activity Sheets/Games
*Curious facts about Little Golden Books posted around the shop
Little Golden Books democratized reading and, in the 80 years hence, has helped millions of children develop a lifelong love of books. Last Spring, we bought many, many boxes of Little Golden Books of all sorts. It’s our pleasure to host this event.
NO EARLY SALES: We will be open for business as usual all day on Friday, October 7th. We’ll continue to be open as we set up for our Little Golden Book event that afternoon. However, we will not open the Little Golden Book Sale until 5:30pm.
If you make “Poky Little Puppy” eyes at us to sway us to let you buy early, we will sigh with adoration…and then we’ll remind you that patience is a virtue.