BPC Bulletin: Banned Books Week in the United States

News Reports and Commentary Selected by Franklin Carter of the Book and Periodical Council’s Freedom of Expression Committee.


In the United States, Banned Books Week begins on September 26 and ends on October 2. The week-long event is organized by the American Library Association.

The ALA explains the purpose of Banned Books Week:


The ALA annually lists the 10 most frequently challenged books in U.S. public libraries:



In Publishers Weekly, Andrew Albanese reports:


In School Library Journal, Kara Yorio writes:


Thanks go to Dave Schiller and David Kent who forwarded the news.


The Book and Periodical Council was formed in 1975 as the Book and Periodical Development Council to provide a venue for members to discuss industry issues, address mutual concerns and undertake projects for the benefit of Canadian writing and publishing.