Academic Book Week to focus on Banned Books

Academic Book Week to focus on Banned Books

Banned Academic Books will be the theme of Academic Book Week (#AcBookWeek), which returns in March for a fourth year.

The week aims to increase awareness of academic books as part of the intellectual ecosystem of the UK, and to make academic books more accessible to a wide general audience.

This year it will run from 4th – 9th March. 

The Booksellers Association, which is co-ordinating the week in partnership with University College, London, is calling on academics, booksellers, publishers, libraries, institutions and researchers to host events to mark the week, from debates, workshops and seminars to exhibitions and competitions.

Academic bookshops wil receive point-of-sale to create displays, and a poll will be staged to find the most popular banned book by public vote.

Events can be registered at, or by emailing