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Banned Book Week – Freedom to Swap

This weeks marks the 30th Anniversary of the American Library Association’s  event, Freedom to Read. This got me thinking about PaperBackSwap and our freedom to swap books.

There are books posted in every genre, by thousand and thousands of authors, on a million different subjects. There is something for everyone available, and the only books that aren’t available are, well, just not availableyet.

Searching the PBS data base, I was very please to see many of the books and authors that have been challenged or banned at one time or another are available for swapping here.

Here are a few that are currently available:



The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger



The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck


The Color Purple by Alice Walker


The Call of the Wild by Jack London


In Cold Blood by Truman Capote


One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey


Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence



Have you swapped any good books that have been challenged/banned lately?




One Response to “Banned Book Week – Freedom to Swap”

  1. Linda (Angeleyes) , says:

    Is it good or bad that I’ve read everyone one of those ‘banned’ books? lol

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