Across the United States and around the world, books are being challenged, banned, and even burned. So Penguin Random House created a special edition of a book that’s been challenged and banned for decades.
Printed and bound using fireproof materials, this edition of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale was made to be completely unburnable. It is designed to protect this vital story and stand as a powerful symbol against censorship.
The book was presented for auction by Sotheby’s New York on May 23 and the auction will run until June 7 with all proceeds going to benefit PEN America’s work in support of free expression. The book is expected to sell for over $100,000!
This single-copy special edition of The Handmaid’s Tale was produced in Toronto by the graphic arts specialty and bookbinding atelier The Gas Company Inc. The Unburnable Book was manufactured by print-and-bindery master craftsman Jeremy Martin. Fireproof materials and processes were researched and tested by Doug Laxdal.
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