Shakespeare Books & Antiques to close, citing declining sales, OSF boycott
Little Black Sambo
Oregon Shakespeare Festival; Shakespeare Books & Antiques
Photograph of Judi Honore at the counter of her store Shakespeare Books & Antiques, displaying papers
Judi Honore shows a customer the 54 pages of letters and petitions she has received supporting her choice to keep a banned book display in the window of her store, Shakespeare Books & Antiques, in Ashland.
Shakespeare Books and Antiques is going out of business after a boycott by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. The store displayed – and refused to remove- the book Little Black Sambo as part of a banned books display, which some members of the OSF’s cast of The Wiz found offensive.
banned books, boycott, racism, censorship