Banned Books Week 2012

This year is the 30th anniversary of ALA’s Banned Books Week, which is this week: September 30−October 6, 2012.

“Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of 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.” [via]

Also, you know, check out the Hermetic Library for some transgressive and subversive material to read, including a few works that have been banned at one time or another in their own right in the past and that, no doubt, some would want banned or removed even now.