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Banned Books

Stand Up for Your Right to Read

Every year, the American Library Association records hundreds of attempts to remove books from libraries and classrooms. Help them fight back during #BannedBookWeek – typically at the end of September each year. See complete book lists and learn more at Read a sample of the books on their lists below.

Most Challenged Books from 2001-2009

Frequently Challenged Classics

Frequently Challenged Children’s Books

Frequently Challenged Teen & Young Adult Books

Shop for the Top Banned Books Online at ThriftBooks

Many of the top banned books of all time are titles still highly sought-after by lovers of the written word. If you are a reader seeking these titles, you have come to the right place.

Every year, hundreds of books are challenged. If successfully challenged, the books are then banned from classrooms and libraries across the nation. Sometimes, books go on the banned list for a time but are later approved again; it depends on the book! Typically, books are challenged by parents with the intention of protecting their children from content they see as inappropriate.

While banned books are removed from school rooms, you can still find these titles at ThriftBooks. Here, we offer a huge selection of banned stories at discounted prices. Discover some of these banned titles today.

Best Banned Books of All Time: The Classics

You might be familiar with these titles, especially if you read them during your days in school. Whether you’re looking to add them back into your reading collection or you want to give these top banned books as gifts, here are a few of the many titles you can find for discount prices at ThriftBooks:

These classics aren’t the only titles that have come under fire to be taken off the approved reading lists. There are many frequently challenged children’s books, books for teens, and young adult books. Some of these include:

No matter what kinds of titles you’re searching for, ThriftBooks has something to pique your interest. We are the world’s largest online independent used book seller, and our mission is to keep readers reading more while spending less.

In addition to these popular books on the banned books list, we also carry millions of titles across hundreds of categories, genres, and collections. Some of these include true crime books, young adult fiction, textbooks, home and garden guides, catalogs, rare and collectible editions of books, children’s books, self-help books, and more.

Shop with ThriftBooks for Banned Stories and Banned Books

ThriftBooks processes and purchases larger volumes of new and used books than our online competitors, meaning we carry bigger inventories of banned books than other online bookstores. It also means that we pass the savings to our readers!

Take advantage of several money-saving opportunities, beginning with our extensive selection of books available at discounts each day. Save even more money when your order reaches more than $15, and get free shipping on all US orders!

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Browse our collection of titles on the banned books lists and defend your right to read with ThriftBooks.

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