Celebrate Your Right to Read at RiverRun

RiverRun Bookstore is inviting you to Celebrate Free Speech by reading your favorite Banned Book at the store on Wednesday, September 28th at 7pm.

Here are details from their announcement:
September 26th-October 2nd is National Banned Books Week, and libraries and bookstores all over the country will be promoting and celebrating beloved books that have found their way at one time or another on to a restricted list at a library or been challenged in a school. These books range from Catcher in the Rye to the Gossip Girls. Some were banned for language, some for depictions of homosexuality, some for religious reasons.

RiverRun Bookstore in downtown Portsmouth believes that in the Live Free or Die state of New Hampshire, people should be able to make their own decisions about what they read. On Wednesday, September 28th at 7pm RiverRun Bookstore will throw a Celebrate Uncensored Reading Party. A member of the New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union will speak about the importance of freedom of expression, and then local personalities will be reading from some their favorite banned books. Readers include Portsmouth Poet Laureate John-Michael Albert, New Hampshire Public Radio Host Virginia Prescott, The Executive Director of The Music Hall Patricia Lynch and others.

If you'd like to do a short reading during the event, or for further information, contact RiverRun Bookstore at 20 Congress St, Portsmouth NH. Call 603-431-2100 or email info@riverrunbookstore.com
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