Book challenges have skyrocketed in Ohio. One bookstore is pushing back

Dec 13, 2023
Dimitris Passas

NOTE: This article is a republication- Source: Statehouse News Bureau (by Kendall Crawford).

At this small bookstore in southwest Ohio, there’s a cabinet lined with caution tape. Swing open the doors, and you're met with familiar titles: "Fahrenheit 451," the "Harry Potter" series, "The Great Gatsby," a creased copy of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory."

They might seem harmless, but their place on this shelf means someone once thought they were too dangerous to be read.

“Some of them you just look at it and go, ‘Really?’,” said Rachel Collins, owner of the new bookstore, The Banned Book Nook and Other Curiosities in Wilmington.

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