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Books About Banned Books

Banned Books Week is upon us and here at Quirk Books we’re celebrating by saving our favorite tomes from the fire, slipping challenged books into school children’s backpacks, and counter-protesting at city counsel. Okay, not really. But while we’re over here embracing books of all shapes, sizes, and subject matters while simultaneously wondering What Would Leslie Knope Do?, here’s a round up of books about banned books. Because you know we’re celebrating Banned Books Week in style: cuddled up on the couch with our favorite novel.

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Best Uniforms in Books

School has just started again, and everyone has survived the stress of picking out an outfit for the first day of school. But here's the kicker: that stress repeats itself every day, especially if you find that your closet is lacking. School uniforms solve that issue, although some are better than others. We've compiled a list of our favorite uniforms in books. Don that plaid skirt and tie—we're headed for a roundup.

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Challenged Books with Cover Redesigns

The annual celebration of the freedom to read is upon us again and we’re ready for Banned Books Week. We believe families and individuals have the right to decide for themselves what to read and what to skip, but should not decide for others by having books removed or banned. Since the first Banned Books Week in 1982, the American Library Association has recorded that more than 11,000 books have been challenged. So to celebrate Banned Books Week, we've come up with some reimagined book titles for you, inspired by the reasons they were challenged. Enjoy!

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Book Club for the Cast of Black-ish

ABC’s Black-ish is not only funny and perfectly cast with very talented actors—it also manages smart social commentary. Between the great chemistry amongst the actors, the awesome Halloween episodes, Bow and Dre always managing to out-ridiculous each other, and Diane’s amazing comedic timing, we are so glad our wait is finally over. Season 3 premiered yesterday on the heels of its Emmy nominations, and with plenty of material from the Presidential election, so we’re ready for this season! We’re so ready that in our excitement we created a Black-ish Book Club.

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The Jewelry Lover's Guide to Literature

 

Do you with agree with Marilyn Monroe that a diamond is a girl’s best friend but ALSO agree that a book is a girl's best friend? Do you look at jewelry on Pinterest in-between chapters of The Great Gatsby?  Do you often imagine what Marvolo Gaunt's ring would look like on your finger (minus the Horcrux)? Imagine us as your literary jewelry Pinterest page, all rolled up in a blog post just for you.

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Classic Literary Characters' Fall TV Picks

It's that time of year again, when the air is thick with the smell of pumpkin spice, each step on the sidewalk is punctuated by the crunch of dry leaves underfoot, and DVRs are getting cleaned off and reprogrammed to make room for all the new and returning fall shows. Whether you happen to be a TV fanatic, a more casual viewer, or a protagonist in a classic work of literature, there's something for everyone this upcoming TV season.

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