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Celebrate Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week this year is September 24–30.

One of the things that I'm currently loving is a toolkit published by the National Coalition Against Censorship. This toolkit, The Kid's Right to Read Toolkit, helps students and parents dealing with book censorship to understand motivations behind censorship and suggests ways to deal with censorship. Check it out.

Celebrate Banned Books Week

One of the things that the American Booksellers Association sent member stores this year in its Banned Books Week packet was a toolkit published by the National Coalition Against Censorship. This toolkit, The Kid's Right to Read Toolkit, helps students and parents dealing with book censorship to understand motivations behind censorship and suggests ways to deal with censorship. Check it out.

Celebrate Banned Books Week

This year's Banned Books Week runs through September 30.

If you're a parent, you may have already had experience with challenges to books at your children's school. If you'd like to take action, but aren't sure what to do, check out the National Coalition Against Censorship's Kids' Right to Read Toolkit, which gives you tools to fight book censorship, including sample letters.

You Are More Powerful Than You May Know…

…when you shop local. You affect Denver for the better. You help build Denver's economy. You help build Denver as a community.

Here's what you do when you shop local:

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New in the Store: Famous Author Prints

Local artist Robert Rivas paints wonderful, emotive portraits of famous artists, and he just did a limited edition of archival-quality giclée prints from his portraits, which we are fortunate to be carrying in the store.

The 8" x 10" and 9" x 12" -sized prints are great for hanging above your desk to inspire your writing endeavors. They would also make lovely gifts for writers or readers.

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Readers' Rights

Twitter, that fount of all, recently fed me an interesting list about the rights that go along with reading, which comes from Daniel Pennac's Better Than Life:

1. The right not to read.

2. The right to skip pages.

3. The right not to finish a book.

4. The right to reread.

5. The right to read anything.

6. The right to escapism.

7. The right to read anywhere.

8. The right to browse.

9. The right to read out loud.

10. The right not to defend your tastes.

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