Banned Books Week: It's On!

By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Sep 29, 2008 3:12PM

2008_09_banned_books_week.jpgWhat better way to celebrate Banned Books Week, now in its 27th year, than by beginning the Twilight series? It may not be on last year’s list of frequent offenders, but it’s a teenage vampire romance -- written by a Mormon soccer mom -- sure to find itself on future lists.

Chicago Banned Books Week-related festivities began on Saturday, complete with a banned books reading session at Pioneer Plaza, but don’t fret: There are plenty of perks (find out what’s going on in your neck of the woods here) left to enjoy through October 6, including 57th Street Books’ offer to include free goodies alongside the purchase of qualified banned books. Ah, bribery. Go forth and read!

By Kim Jeffries