Banned Books Week

September 25 – October 1, 2016

Why does the AAUP support Banned Books Week?

AAUP is proud to sponsor Banned Books Week 2016. Intellectual Freedom is a core value of the Association of American University Presses. Vital to that is the fredom to read, the freedom to publish, the freedom to imagine and inquire. 

Readers of all ages should have access to the books that allow them to explore the world, learn, question, and dream.

Today's readers of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, or Persepolis are tomorrow's scholars, writers, and researchers.

AAUP members publish widely across all subjects, and as mission-driven scholarly publishers have faced challenges and controversies over the years. Moreover, anyone curious about the history of free expression and the US First Amendment can find extensive resources at Books for Understanding.

How can AAUP Members Support Banned Books Week?

Show support for Banned Books Week on your Twitter and Facebook profiles 

Host an event—a live reading, an online exploration of a challenged title, a sale—celebrating the freedom to read. Submit details of any events to the Banned Books Week Calendar >

Tweet out support for #bannedbooks and #bannedbooksweek as well as stories of any of your press's titles that have faced challenges and banning in the US or around the world.

Feature challenged books or works exploring freedom of expression and inquiry on your website.

Share information about any of your titles that have faced challenges and banning, in the US or around the world, with John Michael Eadicicco at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Read Banned Books!