Banned Books 2019


  • Hamlet (Folger Shakespeare Library)

    By William Shakespeare

    Our Price: $6.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781451669411
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    • Published: April 2012
    Each edition includes: • Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play • Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages_facing the text of the play • Scene-by-scene plot summaries • A key to famous lines and phrases • An introduction to reading Shakespeare’s language • An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing_a modern perspective on the play • Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare_Library’s vast holdings of rare books TEACHERS: Lesson plans for this play are available To receive a curriculum guide for this play, email your request to Please specify PDF or print version. Essay by Michael Neill The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is home to the world’s largest collection of Shakespeare’s printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit
  • Heart of Darkness

    By Joseph Conrad

    Our Price: $6.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780460874779
    • Publisher: Everyman's Library
    • Published: 1993
    A profoundly influential novel of the colonial time period.
  • Junky

    By William S. Burroughs

    Our Price: $13.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780802120427
    • Publisher: Grove Press
    • Published: October 2012
    Junk is not, like alcohol or a weed, a means to increased enjoyment of life. Junk is not a kick. It is a way of life.In his debut novel, Junky, Burroughs fictionalized his experiences using and peddling heroin and other drugs in the 1950s into a work that reads like a field report from the underworld of post-war America. The Burroughs-like protagonist of the novel, Bill Lee, see-saws between periods of addiction and rehab, using a panoply of substances including heroin, cocaine, marijuana, paregoric (a weak tincture of opium) and goof balls (barbiturate), amongst others. As he navigates the crime-ridden streets of New York, trying to convince doctors to give him a prescription for opiates and doing his best to avoid the police’s ?pigeons” who are given a steady supply of heroin to inform on drug dealers, the narrator describes the physical experience of getting high, and the visceral need for another hit that haunts him every day. From the tenements of New York to the queer bars of New Orleans, Junky takes the reader into a world at once long-forgotten and still with us today. Burroughs’s first novel is a cult classic and a critical part of his oeuvre.
  • Kiss of the Spider Woman

    By Manuel Puig

    Our Price: $14.35
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780679724490
    • Publisher: Vintage International
    • Published: April 1991
    A graceful, intensely compelling novel about love and victimization. In an Argentine prison, two men share a cell: Molina, a gay window dresser who is self-centered, self-denigrating, yet charming as well; and Valentin, an articulate, fiercely dogmatic revolutionary haunted by memories of a woman he left for the cause. Both are gradually transformed by their growing friendship and by Molina's obsession with the fantasy and romance of the movies. 281p.
  • Little Birds

    By Anais Nin

    Our Price: $14.39
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780156029049
    • Publisher: Harcourt, Inc.
    • Published: February 2004
    Anais Nin explores passion in all its forms, from two strangers on a moonlit Normandy beach to a woman's sudden fulfillment at a public hanging. Thirteen delicious tales of sexual desire deployed in all its layers of half-dreamed ecstasy. 148p.
  • Little Brother (Book 1)

    By Cory Doctorow

    Our Price: $6.50 - $12.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780765323118
    • Publisher: Tor
    • Published: April 2010
    Marcus, a.k.a 'w1n5tOn,' is only seventeen years old, but he figures he already knows how the system works - and how to work the system. But his whole world changes when he and his friends, able to outwit his high school's intrusive but clumsy surveillance systems. are caught in the aftermath of a major terrorist attack on San Francisco. In the wrong place at the wrong time, marcus and his crew are apprehended by the Department of Homeland Security and whisked away to a secret prison where they're mercilessly interrogated for days. Released eventually, Marcus finds his city turned into a police state. He's left with one option: take take down the DHS himself. 384p. (Ages: YA).
  • Looking for Alaska

    By John Green

    Our Price: $6.50 - $12.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780142402511
    • Publisher: Speak
    • Published: April 2007
    Miles 'Pudge' Halter is done with his safe life at home. His whole existence has been one big movement, and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave the 'Great Perhaps' even more. He heads off to the sometimes crazy, possibly unstable, and anything-but-boring world of Culver Creek Boarding School, and his life becomes the opposite of safe. 221pages. Winner of the Michael L. Printz Award for Excellent Young Adult Literature (American Library Association).
  • MAG: Banned Books

    By Badge Bomb

    Our Price: $4.95
    • Format: X
    • Publisher: Badge Bomb
    • Published: May 2016
  • Make Something Up: Stories You Can't Unread

    By Chuck Palahniuk

    Our Price: $13.50 - $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780345807120
    • Publisher: Anchor
    • Published: April 2016
    "Stories you'll never forget--just try--from literature's favorite transgressive author. Representing work that spans several years, Make Something Up is a compilation of 21 stories and one novella (some previously published, some not) that will disturb and delight. The absurdity of both life and death are on full display; in "Zombies," the best and brightest of a high school prep school become tragically addicted to the latest drug craze: electric shocks from cardiac defibrillators. In "Knock, Knock," ason hopes to tell one last off-color joke to a father in his final moments, while in "Tunnel of Love," a massage therapist runs the curious practice of providing 'relief' to dying clients. And in "Excursion," fans will be thrilled to find to see a side of Tyler Durden never seen before in a precusor story to Fight Club. Funny, caustic, bizarre, poignant; these stories represent everything readers have come to love and expect from Chuck Palahniuk"--
  • Maus I, A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History

    By Art Spiegelman

    Our Price: $15.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780394747231
    • Publisher: Random House Inc
    • Published: September 1986
    The author-illustrator traces his father's imprisonment in a Nazi concentration camp through a series of disarming and unusual cartoons arranged to tell the story as a novel
  • Mug: Banned Books

    By Out of Print

    Our Price: $12.95
    • Format: X
    • Publisher: Out of Print
    Happiness is a good book and a warm drink. Coated ceramic Heat-reactive Microwave safe. Hand wash only. Holds 12 oz.
  • Nausea

    By Jean-Paul Sartre

    Our Price: $13.45
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780811220309
    • Publisher: New Directions
    • Published: November 2012
    Nausea is the story of Antoine Roquentin, a French writer who is horrified at his own existence. In impressionistic, diary form he ruthlessly catalogs his every feeling and sensation. His thoughts culminate in a pervasive, overpowering feeling of nausea which “spreads at the bottom of the viscous puddle, at the bottom of our time—the time of purple suspenders and broken chair seats; it is made of wide, soft instants, spreading at the edge, like an oil stain.”Winner of the 1964 Nobel Prize in Literature (though he declined to accept it),Jean-Paul Sartre, philosopher, critic, novelist, and dramatist, holds a position of singular eminence in the world of French letters. La Nausée, his first and best novel, is a landmark in Existential fiction and a key work of the twentieth century.
  • Of Mice and Men

    By John Steinbeck

    Our Price: $10.80
    • Format: Mass Market
    • ISBN-13: 9780140177398
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: September 1993
    Laborers in the dusty California vegetable fields, George and Lennie hustle work when they can, living hand-to-mouth. Their plan is to own an acre of land & a shack they can call their own. When they land jobs on a ranch in the SalinasValley, their dream seems within their grasp. But even George cannot guard Lennie from the provocations of a flirtatious woman, nor predict the consequences of Lennie's unswerving obedience to the things George taught him. A 20th-century classic from the Nobel laureate in literature. 107p.
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    By Ken Kesey

    Our Price: $16.20
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143105022
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: November 2007
    Kesey's boisterous, ribald, & ultimately shattering 1962 novel is the unforgettable story of a mental ward & its inhabitants, primarily the tyrannical Big Nurse Ratched & Randall Patrick McMurphy, the brawling, fun-loving new inmate who resolves to oppose her. The rest is cinematic history (Jack Nicholson undergoing electro-shock treatment is right up there with the knight playing chess against the devil in The Seventh Seal). Meanwhile, readers get to see the struggle through the eyes of Chief Bromden, the seemingly mute half-Indian patient who witnesses & understands McMurphy's heroic attempt to battle the powers that imprison them all.
  • Pedagogy of the Oppressed: 50th Anniversary Edition

    By Paulo Freire

    Our Price: $25.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781501314131
    • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
    • Published: March 2018