Celebrate Banned Books Week with Swag!

As most of you probably know, it’s Banned Books Week! Why not show off your subversive side with some of these great products celebrating banned books and your right to read them?

If you’re anything like me, you love few things more than enjoying a leisurely breakfast and sipping from a mug of hot coffee while reading in your pajamas. What could make this moment more perfect than drinking your life-giving coffee (or tea, if that’s more your … cup of tea) from a mug printed with the titles of fantastic banned books? Sold for $10.95 from Neato Shop.

Show off your love for banned books with this cute bracelet featuring the covers of banned books, and support the American Library Association with your purchase! The adult version is sold for $24 from the ALA, and the half-priced children’s bracelet featuring banned children’s books would make a great gift for a young bookworm.

As a reader of banned books, you like to live on the edge. You’re a little bit dangerous, and let’s face it: bracelets — although very cute — are kind of tame. Take a walk on the wild side with these funky asymmetrical typewriter earrings, sold for $16 by DesignsByAnnette on Etsy. (A Clockwork Orange is pictured, but she also sells earrings of titles including To Kill a MockingbirdFahrenheit 451, Naked Lunch1984, and Brave New World):

I know, all of those awesome books you carry around get pretty heavy. You should probably invest in a great tote bag that is functional AND shows off your stance on censorship. Celebrate your love of knowledge with this “Ban ignorance, not books” tote bag, sold for $18 by CafePress.

Make a statement with this bold “I Read Banned Books” button, sold for $1.50 by theangryrobot on Etsy. Easily transferable from bag to jacket to sweater (etc.), this button allows you to show off your awesome reading preferences in any setting!

We all know that most banned books offer some kind of profound intellectual statement, but why stop there? Make a fashion statement with one of these book cover t-shirts from Out of Print Clothing. Shirt designs, sold for $28, include Slaughterhouse-Five, 1984, A Brave New World, The Great Gatsby, Catch-22, and Lolita; Out of Print Clothing also sells tote bags, sweatshirts, coasters, phone cases, and stationery.

I hope this post will help you celebrate Banned Books Week in style!


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