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2023 Banned Books Week

The Most Challenged Books of last year, 2022.

The American Library Association tracked 1,269 challenges to library, school, and university materials and services in 2022. Of the 2,571 unique titles that were challenged or banned in 2022, here are the top 13 most challenged.

And we added a few fun totes, just in case you need a new one!
We have a few new choices of totes available in the store as well -- including our fabulous Edmonds bookshop tote! check them out next time you are in!

A bonus list of books below the totes, are some of the most frequently banned and challenged books over the last few years.

A PEN America report issued in late September called "Banned in the USA: The Mounting Pressure to Censor" found that the number of public school bans in the country increased by 33% in the 2022-23 school year compared to the previous school year. The report and so much more information on the PEN America website, here.



And 2023 T-shirts!

From ABA's Free Expression Initiative: Independent bookstores supporting the right to read. Order them here!
short sleeve, long sleeve, hoodies, kids sizes, all kinds of different colors...