Banned Book Week Event


We invite you to come shop, learn, support and socialize with fellow book lovers at The Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum in Lake Mary, Florida for this one-of-a-kind event! Writer's Block Bookstore has partnered with the Karpeles Museum to help spread awareness and education on Banned Books, why they are banned, which books are being challenged and much more. The Museum will be featuring their limited first edition signed copies of various banned books, including Fahrenheit 451, Alice in Wonderland, Uncle Tom's Cabin and many many more.

Admission is FREE, and RSVPs are encouraged. Writer's Block Bookstore will be selling Banned Books at the event, while The Karpeles Museum will be offering guided tours throughout the exhibits. This is an open house from 4-7 PM. The last tour group will begin at 6:30 PM.


Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.


Serving the Orlando area since 2014, Writer’s Block Bookstore is Central Florida’s full-service independent bookstore with locations in Winter Park and in Winter Garden. Writer’s Block's commitment to literacy, reading, and community engagement for life-long learning is showcased through its events, book clubs, virtual book fairs, online Sunshine State and children book lists, and community partnerships. Specializing in new releases, New York Times best-sellers, Indie Next picks, and unique gifts and puzzles, the store hosts virtual and in-store author events with nationally recognized authors and offer discounts for educators and loyalty club members.


The Karpeles Manuscript Library collection preserves more than a million historical documents in the categories of literature, science, religion, political history, exploration, music, and art.

David and Marsha Karpeles founded Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum in 1983 with the mission to share their love of history and learning, to inspire curiosity in others, and to promote education and literacy.

By sharing the writings of authors, scientists, composers, philosophers, artists, sovereigns, leaders, and pioneers from all periods in history with the world, David and Marsha envisioned exposing future generations to the achievements of those who came before them so as to instill a sense of purpose and the courage to pursue their own dreams and goals without fear of failure, but rather with hope, pride, and fulfillment.

Event date: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
The Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum
115 International Pkwy #101
Lake Mary, FL 32746