1. Our Banned Books socks are back in stock!

    And all week, 10% of proceeds from our Banned Books collection go to The Uprise Books Project.

    Shop and support banned books!

     
  2. Banned/Challenged: Catch-22 by Joseph Heller.

    Reason: offensive language.

    (Thanks, Out of Print fan, Emma B. for the pic!)

     
  3. Happy Banned Books Week! To celebrate this week, 10% of proceeds from our Banned Books collection will go to The Uprise Books Project.

    Shop, raise awareness and support banned books!

     
  4. "I agree with Ralph. We’ve got to have rules and obey them. After all, we’re not savages. We’re English, and the English are best at everything." -Lord of the Flies

    Happy Birthday, William Golding!

     
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  6. "Man, when you lose your laugh, you lose your footing."

    Happy Birthday, Ken Kesey! (image courtesy of #OutofPrintFan Greg)

     
  7. Happy Birthday, Agatha Christie!

     
  8. Remembering David Foster Wallace, who died on this day, September 12, in 2008. 

    "This is water" is an excerpt from the 2005 commencement address he gave to Kenyon College graduates. Read the full address here

     
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  10. RT  Loving my new themed office decor. Thanks !

     
  11. Happy 186th Birthday, Leo Tolstoy! Images are from the fantastic Google Doodle tribute to Tolstoy and his work, including Anna Karenina and War and Peace.

     
  12. Today is International Literacy Day.

    16% of the world population is illiterate and 2/3 of the world’s illiterate adults are women. Source: UNESCO 

     
  13. We added an Of Mice and Men women’s shirt and Harold and the Purple Crayon is back!

    These styles and everything else are 30% OFF now through Sunday!

     
  14. "They danced down the streets like dingledodies, and I shambled after as I’ve been doing all my life after people who interest me, because the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad for life, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes ‘Awww!’”

    On the Road by Jack Kerouac was published on this day, Sept 5, in 1957.

     
  15. NEW: Literary pennants!

    Featuring Pencey Prep, West Egg, Pemberley and Emerald City!