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TagsSource: Beacon for Freedom Database (1,384), *Banned Books (1,351), Reason: Moral (1,338), Time Period: 1900s (1,305), Country: South Africa (1,258), Censoring Body: Government (South African) (1,256), Category: Fiction (832), Category: Non-Fiction (318), Category: Not Assigned (277), Reason: Political (97) — see all tags

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About mePlease Note: This project is no longer active but we have decided to let the account remain as it does provide useful information. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact PhoenixTerran.

BannedBooksLibrary is a LTer Project Library that will contain books that were and are banned, challenged, or otherwise censored throughout the world. It's just getting up and started--if you would like to participate in the project, and receive a password to this account, please leave a comment on PhoenixTerran's profile. For more information, please check out this talk thread and the BannedBooksLibrary Group.

Note on LibraryThing policy: LibraryThing is designed for personal and organizational catalogs--books owned, read or wanted by a person or a clearly defined group of people. "List-making" accounts are generally forbidden. For a number of reasons, the Banned Books Library was given special permission to continue as a "catalog" of banned and challenged books. For further information on this decision, please see the conversation with Tim Spalding (starting at message 34) regarding this account.

Who Is Helping?
PhoenixTerran, lquilter, klarusu, SpongeBobFishpants, oregonobsessionz, mwade, Michael_P, DevourerOfBooks, kaffles, Melisondre, sbankston, infogirl

About my libraryBanned and challenged books from all over the world.
ALA Banned Books Week
Beacon for Freedom of Expression Project

How many banned books have you read?

Explanation of Tags
To make browsing easier, the tags have been structured in a way that groups sections of information together. To summarise:

Country - Refers to country work was banned in
Source - Refers to source of information regarding banning
Reason - Does what it says on the tin, why the book was banned
Time Period - Time period when the book was banned/restricted. Grouped by century - details in comments field.
Censoring Body - Specific authorities that have banned work (taken directly from source)
Banned Books - Books that have been banned
Censored Books - Books that have been censored
Challenged Books - Books that have been challenged

GroupsBanned Books, BannedBooksLibrary

Favorite authorsNot set

Account typepublic

URLs /profile/BannedBooksLibrary (profile)
/catalog/BannedBooksLibrary (library)

Member sinceSep 10, 2008

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