Don’t Read That Book


The history of banning books is almost as old as book themselves. Now Electric Literature has featured an infographic from exploring that history, beginning with the Bible in 1440 and leading up to The Da Vinci Code in 2003.

Ian MacAllen is the author of Red Sauce: How Italian Food Became American (Rowman & Littlefield, April 2022). His writing has appeared in Chicago Review of Books, Southern Review of Books, The Offing, 45th Parallel Magazine, Little Fiction, Vol 1. Brooklyn, and elsewhere. He tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at More from this author →