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Mobile Sale of 'Banned Books' Covers Boise Streets This Weekend



Banned Books Week 2015, which runs Sunday, Sept. 27-Saturday, Oct. 3, marks "the national book community's annual celebration of the freedom to read."

According to the American Library Association, more than 11,000 different titles have been challenged by officials at schools, libraries or bookstores since 1982, when National Banned Books Week was founded.

To bring attention to this form of censorship, the ACLU of Idaho is holding a mobile book sale of challenged titles. On Saturday and Sunday, the sale  will be managed by bicycle-riding volunteers in the Hyde Park neighborhood, at the Roosevelt Market and at various other locations in downtown Boise. The ACLU of Idaho says volunteers will be out 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days.

Rediscovered Books will also "celebrate banned books" this week, with information about banned books, discounts on banned titles and more.