Participate in unAUTHORized
Book Drive - Donate your favorite books!
We need your help stocking the bookmobile for Banned Books Week pop-ups!
Visit a participating bookstore to donate:
Writer's Block Bookstore and Cafe
3956 Spenard Rd, Anchorage, AK
Black Birch Books
2901 E Bogard Rd #104, Wasilla, AK
20 S Alaska St, Palmer, AK
Each participating bookstore will have a designated collection bin
Support your local booksellers and buy a book directly from them to donate!
bring a copy of your favorite banned or challenged book to drop off
Read out loud aboard the Banned Bookmobile!
This October the Alaska Bookmobile is being transformed into a Banned Bookmobile and mobile recording studio in celebration of Banned Books Week 2023! Find us at a pop-up event in Anchorage or the Mat-Su for a live read-out and take home a banned book:
10/4/23 3-7pm @ Black Birch Books (Wasilla)
10/7/23 12-4PM @ Writer’s Block Bookstore (Anchorage)
Hop on board and exercise the freedom to read by recording a passage from your favorite banned or challenged book. Recordings will be played over the radio on KONR-LP 106.1 FM (Out North Radio) and other local stations!
Book bans and restrictions are on the rise in classrooms and libraries across the country, learn more about books facing challenges:
unAUTHORized is made possible, in part, by generous support from The Atwood Foundation and listeners like you.
Panel Discussion: Censorship, freedom of expression, and the role of libraries
Panelists: Rachel Nash (Soldotna Public Library), Robin O'Donoghue (Alaska Public Interest Research Group), Indra Arriaga (Green Bee Studios, Alaska Institute for Justice)
Moderator: Erin Willahan (Out North)
Air Date: 9/24/22