Both bookninja.com and Quillblog have made note of the fact that tomorrow is the 75th anniversary of a rather large and comprehensive burning of books in Nazi Germany.
The story continues over at abebooks.com, where other bookburnings are investigated, and that page also contains some fascinating interviews on the subject of fire-related censorship.
While some folks might consider book-burning the ultimate user right (I bought it, so I can do what I want with it), my compatriots over at the Professional Writers Association of Canada and I are dedicated to the fight against censorship, especially the burny kind.
For more information on censorship and challenges to reading and writing in Canada, please see the Freedom to Read website maintained by the good people at the Book and Periodical Council.
(cross-posted at pwac.ca)
For more on my opinion about why destroying books in this way is wrong, please see this earlier post.