Banned Books Week - September 18th - 24th

Books Unite Us. Censorship Divides Us.

Celebrate your freedom to read next month during Banned Books Week! By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship.

Check below for just some of the titles we have available that have been or are being challenged, read the ABA's statement and petition condemning censorship of books, or visit for more information!




Banned or challenged books - a small selection

The Complete Maus: A Survivor's Tale (Pantheon Graphic Library) By Art Spiegelman Cover Image
The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story By Nikole Hannah-Jones (Created by), The New York Times Magazine (Created by), Caitlin Roper (Editor), Ilena Silverman (Editor), Jake Silverstein (Editor) Cover Image
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning By Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi Cover Image
A Light in the Attic By Shel Silverstein, Shel Silverstein (Illustrator) Cover Image
The Hate U Give By Angie Thomas, Amandla Stenberg (Foreword by) Cover Image
The Bluest Eye (Vintage International) By Toni Morrison Cover Image

Available for pre-order now!

Humans of St Louis - Click Here to Pre-Order!

Release date delayed at present, currently late October - check back here for updates!

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We've been listening to and sharing personal stories of the people of St. Louis since we launched the project in 2014. We've tackled important issues, created a platform for dialogue and discussion, and celebrated humanity.

New Arrivals

Batman: Urban Legends Vol. 1 By Matthew Rosenberg, Chip Zdarsky, Ryan Benjamin (Illustrator), Eddy Barrows (Illustrator) Cover Image
I'm Glad My Mom Died By Jennette McCurdy Cover Image
1368: China and the Making of the Modern World By Ali Humayun Akhtar Cover Image
Vagina Obscura: An Anatomical Voyage By Rachel E. Gross Cover Image
The Mosquito Bowl: A Game of Life and Death in World War II By Buzz Bissinger Cover Image
Shy: The Alarmingly Outspoken Memoirs of Mary Rodgers By Mary Rodgers, Jesse Green Cover Image
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