A Literary Subscription Box That Fights Censorship

Banned Books Week, General Interest

The Banned Books Week Box is not only stocked with the newest banned book products at a discount, but it also supports the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom, which assists libraries and schools that are undergoing censorship challenges. Want to defend literary liberties in style? Read on, intellectual freedom fighters.

What’s in the Banned Books Week Box?

Save 15% when you subscribe to the Banned Books Week Box. For $26 a year (plus shipping), each Box comes with

Green-striped poster of the 2018 Banned Books Week theme: Banning Books Silences Stories. The poster features a megaphone coming out of an open book. 1 new Banned Books Week poster (regularly priced at $16)
Bookmark with the 2018 Banned Books Week theme "Banning Books Silences Stories. Speak Out!" 100 new Banned Books Week bookmarks (regularly priced at $10)
Cover of the 2018 Field Report, featuring a red open book with a blue megaphone coming out of it. 5 updated Field Reports: annual reports that describe almost 100 censorship incidents and offer ways readers can defend banned books (regularly priced at $1 each)


How does it work?

Subscribe to the Banned Books Week Box to get an annual box of banned book goodies shipped straight to your home, office or library. For $26 per year (plus shipping), subscribers receive 1 poster, 100 bookmarks and 5 updated Field Reports. An added bonus: This year’s expanded Field Report issue not only covers book challenges, but also challenges to displays, programs, author events, and magazines. 

Banned Books Week Box with a poster and Field Report in an open box.
What’s the deadline to subscribe?

You can subscribe any time. If you would like to receive a Banned Books Week Box stocked with the newest Banned Books Week campaign products (with the “Banning Books Silences Stories” theme), subscribe to the Banned Books Week Box by July 1 September 10, 2018.


When do I pay?

Subscribe now, pay later. You’ll be sent an invoice from the ALA Store distributor.


What really are the benefits?

  • Convenience. You won’t have to worry about keeping track of new product announcements. 
  • Discount. Save 15% when you subscribe to the Banned Books Week Box.
  • Payment. You can order the Box now, and receive an invoice later.
  • Supporting the freedom to read. ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom fights for the First Amendment in libraries across the U.S. It provides support to libraries and educators who face book challenges. Supporting ALA’s Banned Books Week supports the office.


What other products do you have?

Visit the Banned Books Week shelf at the online ALA Store to see all products, including bumper stickers and customizable posters. 



Contact the Office for Intellectual Freedom at bbw@ala.org.

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