Joe Dunnigan

Banned Books Museum

The museum re-opens!

After two months of lockdown, Banned Books is open to the public again. We have been hard at work upgrading the museum, adding to our collection and creating new merchandise, so come check out the new place! Open, as always, Fri-Sun 11-18. We have added new photos of historic book-burning events… …more furniture for your …

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S1E3 – Denis Poljakov, Bookseller, on Smuggling Books Across the Russian Border

The third episode of our podcast, Banned Voices is available now! Guest Denis Poljakov is the owner of Russow Galerii in Tallinn, Estonia. He talks about his lifelong business in books, including his experiences smuggling contraband books across the border, his arrest and internment in a Russian prison camp, and how he restarted his life …

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S1E2 – Edwin Giltay, Whistleblower, on the Bosnian War and a Dutch Cover-up

The second episode of Banned Voices is available now! Our guest is Dutch author Edwin Giltay, who discusses his 2014 book “De Doofpotgeneraal” and the aftermath of its release. The book details a scandal in Dutch military intelligence regarding film footage of war crimes that took place in Srebrenica during the Bosnian War.  Listen to …

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S1E1 – Santa Remere on the Consequences of Inspiring Girls

The first episode of our bi-weekly podcast series Banned Voices is available now! Our first guest is Latvian author Santa Remere, who discusses her 2020 book Mūsējās. The book was intended as an inspiring collection of biographies of Latvian women presented in a fairy-tale style, but was attacked upon publication for its inclusion of one highly …

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Estonia 103

On the 24th of February, Estonia celebrates 103 years of independence. Our museum features an ever-growing collection of books which were censored or destroyed during the Soviet occupation. We are collecting these based on an extensive list of prohibited works published by the authorities in 1940 – come take a look to see if you …

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First time opening Saturday 5th 11am!

We are proud to announce that our doors will open for the first time this Saturday. After months of hard work, our collection will finally be available to the public. Become part of it since the beginning, and visit us over the weekend. Hope to see you there!