Banned Books (Fashion) Week

It is the 35th anniversary of Banned Books Week, which was launched in 1982 in response to the increased number of books being challenged in schools, libraries, and bookstores. Although some take issue with “celebrating” banned books, we all understand the powerful words within these books. As rioting bibliophiles who always support the right to read, this week is the perfect time to read one of the banned and challenged classics. If you’re looking to show that you stand against censorship and stand out in the crowd when it comes to your reading material, why not add some banned books to your wardrobe? There are plenty of goodies available at the Book Riot Store, and below are a few more finds from Etsy.

George Orwell 1984 Book Cover Earrings: The only time you’ll be okay with Big Brother watching you is when he sees you rocking these adorable earrings.

“I Read Banned Books” Enamel Pin: You can literally say it with your chest when you put this adorable lapel pin on that cute sweater you just bought.

Alice in Wonderland Dress: If you show up late to the tea party, all will be forgiven because no one will be able to stay mad at you in this lovely literary frock.

Harry Potter Patronus Charm/Hogwarts Crest Shoes: Slip on these shoes and immediately become The Boy Who Lived and go destroy some horcruxes.

Miniature Classic Banned Books Charms: Everyone will be looking at the flick of your wrists when you add these mini book charms to your charm bracelet.

Great Gatsby Handbag: Channel your inner Daisy Buchanan and carry your secret stash of booze to the next roaring 20’s party you’re crashing in this book cover handbag.

If you are looking for more banned books home decor, accessories, and clothing, then check out the Book Fetish of Banned Books Week’s past and Book Fetish: Volume 178.

Katisha Smith: Katisha is a former military brat who studied engineering because she couldn’t hack it as a writer. You can find her online ranting about the many books she loves and the few books she likes that are often ruined by Hollywood’s cinematic interpretations. Feel free to join the rant sessions at and follow her on Twitter: . @ReelLiterature