Preus Library, Book Shop celebrate banned books

By: Margaret Yapp, Features Editor
October 3rd, 2013

Preus Library certainly likes to celebrate, and the 2013 Banned Books Week was no exception. In the front lobby of the library, caution tape lined display tables full of traditionally banned books, holding back the controversial contents within.

Bibliophilic criminal members of the Luther community were invited to pose in front of the various displays with their favorite banned books to create Banned Books Week “mug shots.”
The Luther Book Shop joined forces with Preus and took part in the celebration as well, creating a black-and-white mug shot background for the book-lovers to pose in front of.

Photo courtesy of Jennifer Rian

Participants in both locations were rewarded for their bravery with travel mugs full of mocktails, non-alcoholic cocktails, inspired by banned books. The Book Shop gave out a mocktail called “Grapes of Wrath.”