I’m actually a little confused with the dates. ALA says it’s Sep 22-28, but a website by Random House that encourages readers to Support Banned Books Week lists the dates as Sep 29-Oct 6… Anyway, it’s the act of reading that counts, no?
According to the American Library Association (ALA):
Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community –- librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types –- in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.
“Now on its 34th year , the Manila International Book Fair (MIBF) remains the country’s biggest and longest-running book fair with the largest and most varied collection of literature.
Apart from great reads at affordable prices, the MIBF also showcases special events for readers: storytelling sessions, poetry readings, book signings, book launches, literary awards, quiz bee competitions, interactive education, the annual St. Paul National Bible Quiz and many more activities that enrich the reading experience and contribute to the reading awareness of the Filipino public.”
What: The 34th Manila International Book Fair
When: September 11 to 15, 2013 (10 AM to 8 PM)
Where: SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City, Philippines
Check out their website to see the list of exhibitors, events, and schedule.