Bookmans, www.bookmans.com, an independent bookstore with six locations in Arizona, created this video for the 2012 Banned Books Week Virtual Read-Out, www.bannedbooksweek.org/virtualreadout
During Bookmans' 36-year fight against censorship, the shattered light bulb emerged as a powerful symbol of the importance of free speech. In this video, combining passages from banned books read by customers and employees, Bookmans created a statement about how books inform, engage and inspire the light in each of us.
Join the Banned Books Week Virtual Read-Out! Videos can be uploaded now. Banned Books Week is Sept. 30 to Oct. 6.
The American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression thanks Bookmans for its support.