UNCENSORED: Banned Books Scavenger Hunt in Washington DC – #UncensoredDC


400 hundred books are in hiding.

To celebrate Banned Books week in September, libraries across Washington DC have planned a scavenger hunt.

Since last Tuesday, books that were once censored or challenged due to their content are being hidden around the city.

If you find a book, you get to keep it.

These hidden books are easily identifiable with a black cover and bold white text which state the reason why the book was banned in the first place.

The best places to find these books are businesses that participate in Made in DC or “… our partners Mess Hall, Zaytinya, Proper Topper, Petworth Citizen, Politics & Prose, as well as various bars and coffee shops throughout the city.” – DC Library

Plus clues for the banned book scavenger hunt can be found on social media using the #UncensoredDC hashtag.

If you find a hidden book and post about it on social media using the hashtag, people can win tickets to UNCENSORED: The Cocktail party, a fundraiser for Washington DC libraries being held on September 30th.

This year’s banned book theme is diversity and here’s the list of six books that can be found as part of this year’s scavenger hunt: Catcher in the Rye, The Color Purple, Slaughterhouse Five, A Separate Peace, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Native Son.

Banned Books week officially takes place from September 26th to October 1st this year.

– Official Website
– Washington DC Library Twitter


// Other Escape Room News
– Happy second escape room blog anniversary to the team at Escape Games Review!
– You might have seen that the navigation bar on this site has changed! The escape room directory on this site has been taken down and been replaced. There are now links to other major escape room directories – check it out here.

– Essa 🙂


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2 thoughts on “UNCENSORED: Banned Books Scavenger Hunt in Washington DC – #UncensoredDC

  1. escapegamesreview September 11, 2016 at 10:54 pm Reply

    Thank you Essa, we are honoured to be mentioned by you!

  2. David Spira September 16, 2016 at 12:58 pm Reply

    This is awesome.

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