21 Designs to Wear During Banned Books Week

Put your banned book in the air, and wave it like you just don’t care; happy Banned Books Week 2018! It’s hard to believe that in our day and age, so many books from classics to comics are still subject to the censoring finger wag. And books that have been challenged on the shelf don’t stop at classically challenged books like Catcher in the Rye and To Kill a Mockingbird. Stories many of us grew up on like Harry Potter and Where the Wild Things Are consistently make the list. And the theme of Banned Books Week 2018 – “banning books silences stories” – is exactly why we (along with literary superheroes like the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund) celebrate books that have been challenged; to keep these stories talkin’.

When was the last time you dove into a good book? To celebrate Banned Books Week this year, grab your favorite literary adventure (banned or not), rock a book design that speaks volumes (pun absolutely intended) about your love of reading, and dive into the story.

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A Book Lover” by Lim Heng Swee

It Could Happen to Anyone” by Sikoryak in the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Artist Shop

Don’t be a Dick” by Michael Buxton

Storytellers” by Maxim Cyr

Quiet Night” by Steven Rhodes

Books Make You Stronger” by James Victore

The Thesaurus” by Darel Seow

Knowledge is Power!” by Paul Spencer

How to Kill a Mockingbird” by Tobias Teixeira da Fonseca

The Mysterious Game of the Throne” by buko

Erotic Friend Fiction Book Club” by JBaz

Comic Book Collectors Have Many Issues by Nestor G. Gomez

The Best Channels Since 1495” by Eduardo San Gil

51 Love Stories” by Paul Octavious

So Many Books…” from Roby Riker’s Artist Shop

The Magic of Books” by Mathijs Vissers

Book Camp” by Katie Lukes

All Booked Up” by David Olenick

CBLDF Logo” by Cliff Chiang for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Artist Shop

Clockwork Kit” by Kerkko Ulmanen

Book of Magic and Adventures” by dandingeroz

Get all booked up! 

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