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Banned Books Tour

Banned books are books worth reading


Banned Book Tour with Lt. Governor David Zuckerman

This summer and fall, Lt. Governor David Zuckerman will be travelling the state hosting a series of book readings from banned books at local bookstores and libraries. These events will feature special guests who will join the Lt. Governor to discuss with the audience the importance of free speech, inclusion, democracy, and open dialogue.  


Around the country, we have seen the proliferation of book challenges and bans by school districts and local governments. These bans often target books that feature LGBTQ+ characters; talk about gender and sexuality; highlight racial disparities; or talk about difficult issues such as substance abuse and cases of police violence. Students, teachers, and curious minds should be able to access materials that spark critical thinking, cover difficult topics, and appeal to diverse interests without fear of government interference. 


RSVPs are encouraged but not required. Check out our schedule below!


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We will be updating this list as we plan more events. Make sure to check back here for updates!



: Wednesday, June 28th 
Time: 6:00 pm 
Location: Phoenix Books Burlington, 191 Bank St, Burlington, VT 05401 


Date: Wednesday, July 5th 
Time: 5:30 pm 
Location: Everyone’s Books, 25 Elliot St, Brattleboro, VT 05301 


Date: Wednesday, July 12th 
Time: 6:00 pm 
Location: Bridgeside Books, 29 Stowe St #1, Waterbury Village Historic District, VT 05676 


Date: Wednesday, July 19th 
Time: 5:00 pm 
Location: Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St, Manchester Center, VT 05255 


Bellows Falls 
Date: Wednesday, August 2nd 
Time: 5:00 pm 
Location: Village Square Booksellers, 32 Square, Bellows Falls, VT 05101