There are dozens of pet peeves that get on book readers’ nerves. Like Amazon shipping you every single book in its own separate box when order loads of them or when the bottom parts of 2 pages are still connected. Then there are the big no-no’s that will make any book lover mad. Like people burning books or tearing off the pages of the books that they’re reading. One. [Rip.] By. [Tear.] One. [Rip.]

We know that you enjoy books, dear readers, so we here at Bored Panda have collected a list of pictures that will infuriate any book lover and literature enthusiast. Scroll down, upvote your fave pics, and let us know in the comments what other book-related things get your blood boiling.

Bored Panda reached out to The Willoughby Book Club, the UK's leading personalized book subscription service, and spoke with Director Marianne Chala about the pet peeves that book-lovers have and the things that infuriate them the most. “Our staff are comprised of book obsessives, booksellers, and library assistants—I was a bookseller myself for 20 years before joining The Willoughby Book Club, so we have seen a lot of abominations towards books in our careers!” she said. Scroll down for our full interview with Marianne, as well as our chat with the founders of the Book Box Club.

#1

The Only Book In The Store That's Wrapped In Plastic Is This One

The Only Book In The Store That's Wrapped In Plastic Is This One

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Rob Chapman
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4 months ago

Oh, the irony

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#2

No God, Nooooo. God, Please No

No God, Nooooo. God, Please No

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Lauren Caswell
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4 months ago

Mr Dewey rolls in grave

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#3

Ordered 27 Books From Amazon On A Single Order. Got 27 Boxes With 1 Book Each Delivered

Ordered 27 Books From Amazon On A Single Order. Got 27 Boxes With 1 Book Each Delivered

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K. aka letmeplaywithkittens
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4 months ago

Cat castle building material

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Marianne said that some of the pet peeves that she and The Willoughby Book Club have include artsy houses where people arrange their books with the spines facing inwards. “This is a crime against literature,” she told us.

Cracked spines also anger Marianne and her staff, especially when it’s done on purpose and in front of patient, long-suffering book lovers. The book club also hates film tie-in covers (“We’re all snobs, and loathe these!” Marianne exclaimed), as well as books bought just for show without any intention of reading them.“

Bored Panda also spoke to Marianne about the worst things that she’s ever seen somebody do to books. Among these was a beloved book lent to a family member that was mauled by a dog, a burst pipe that destroyed a whole collection of books and ‘might have’ made Marianne cry, and a large hardback that was sawn in half with a breadknife because it was “too big to read in bed.”

#4

This Price Sticker That Ruined The Cover Of This 1908 Book

This Price Sticker That Ruined The Cover Of This 1908 Book

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Bored Birgit
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4 months ago

Oh boy. That's so sad.

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#5

Instead Of Putting In A Bookshelf, This Coffee Shop Cut The Spines Of The Books And Glued Them To A Shelf

Instead Of Putting In A Bookshelf, This Coffee Shop Cut The Spines Of The Books And Glued Them To A Shelf

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visvalin Vamadevan
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4 months ago

I’d be the most annoyed because I would definitely try to get one to read and then realise.

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#6

This Is The Last Page Of A Book In My School's Library. This Isn't The Only Time It Happened Either

This Is The Last Page Of A Book In My School's Library. This Isn't The Only Time It Happened Either

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Nea
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4 months ago

The person just made stephen king more mysterious for you!

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“From working in bookshops, I have had books returned for a refund that have been dropped in the pool on holiday and are crunchy with sand… or when 50 Shades of Grey was the thing, we’d get copies returned with the spine cracked on the saucy bits. I have seen sandwiches, burgers and on one memorable day, a whole burrito tucked into the shelves with the books… and a large coffee upended on the Christmas display tables of bestsellers— ugh, it’s giving me hives to have to re-live it,” Marianne told us about all the horrible things she’s seen done to books. Poor books. They deserve better.

Marianne went into detail about book borrowing etiquette and how long it’s polite to hold onto them. “I’m cringing a little at this because I am a notorious book magpie and have ‘accumulated’ quite a few books that were lent to me in good faith. This is Not Okay and was the most frowned upon behavior from the Willoughby team,” she said.

#7

Looking Through An Old Cookery Book I Just Found And There's A Squashed Frog As A Bookmark

Looking Through An Old Cookery Book I Just Found And There's A Squashed Frog As A Bookmark

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Troux
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4 months ago

Maybe it contains a recipe for frog jerky?

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#8

This Hardcopy Ela Book Is Complete With Useless Hyperlinks And And Unwatchable Videos. Go American Education System

This Hardcopy Ela Book Is Complete With Useless Hyperlinks And And Unwatchable Videos. Go American Education System

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Harley Hans Hoglin
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4 months ago

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#9

Got Bumped To First Class (Super Sweet) Only To Witness This Lady Tearing Off The Pages Of The Book She's Reading

Got Bumped To First Class (Super Sweet) Only To Witness This Lady Tearing Off The Pages Of The Book She's Reading

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Zoe Drake
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4 months ago

WHY!?

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“We’ve all fallen victim to it (but I’m the only one owning up to doing it myself!). It also raises the issue of hurt in the poor lender. As Alisha says, the lender can feel very let down that the book they love is not being cherished to the correct degree… ‘It’s like seeing a friend mistreated.’ None of us set deadlines, that’s just not how it goes, but I think if you don’t see it back in a few months, you can wave goodbye to it forever.”

Marianne added: “Despite the risk of books not being returned, we all love books and will take that risk to pass the love on. It’s so great when someone loves a book you’ve recommended, and we’re really lucky to be able to do that for a job!”

#10

Burned Down The "Take A Book, Leave A Book"

Burned Down The "Take A Book, Leave A Book"

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
4 months ago

What an asshole thing to do. Geez some people have zero respect.

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#11

This Hotel Doesn't Allow You To Use Books For Their Intended Purpose

This Hotel Doesn't Allow You To Use Books For Their Intended Purpose

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K. aka letmeplaywithkittens
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4 months ago

Books should not be decor. They’re meant to be passports to other worlds.

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#12

I Don't Think I Should Read This Deign Chapter In My Book

I Don't Think I Should Read This Deign Chapter In My Book

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Kaisu
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4 months ago

The design is fine, the layout not so much

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The Willoughby Book Club offers personalized book subscriptions: they’ll provide you with a bespoke selection of books they think you’ll love and all you have to do is answer a few questions about your reading tastes and genre.

“Subscriptions are available for 3, 6, or 12 months in a variety of genres from Contemporary Fiction to Wellness and each month, one title arrives beautifully gift wrapped to your door,” Marianne explained what services the book club provides. “This makes the perfect gift for voracious readers, difficult to buy for relatives, and children building a lifelong relationship with reading alike. We also make the perfect gift for lockdown: let us take the stress out of choosing reading matter for yourself or your gift recipient, and as each subscription is selected with the reader in mind, no two subscriptions are ever the same.”

The Willoughby Book Club also donates a book to Book Aid International for every subscription purchased. They do this to “work toward their vision of a world where everybody has access to books that educate, inspire, and change lives.”

#13

This Store Sells Books Wrapped In Packaging So Readers Can Pick A Book From Just A Sentence. Somebody Opened All Of Them

This Store Sells Books Wrapped In Packaging So Readers Can Pick A Book From Just A Sentence. Somebody Opened All Of Them

Only one shelf of the store sells books like these. People usually get these as gifts or when they want to explore new books without judging them by their cover. There are other books in the store so I don't know why the person felt that it was okay to do this.

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K. aka letmeplaywithkittens
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4 months ago

The same person opens other people’s birthday presents.

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#14

Book Murderer

Book Murderer

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gloria benado
Community Member
4 months ago

Beyond horrible!

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#15

Three Books In The Same Series Produced By The Same Company

Three Books In The Same Series Produced By The Same Company

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Troux
Community Member
4 months ago

Volume 3 was truly revolutionary!

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Bored Panda also spoke with Kate Morris-Double who founded the Book Box Club together with Libby Harris. “We're both a bit laid back when it comes to books,” Kate told us. “Of course, we love beautiful books and we've got lovely editions and signed copies of things that we like to keep pristine, but generally if someone is enjoying a book (even if that means folding down the pages, eating their lunch and crumbling over it!) we don't like to criticize! The worst thing someone could do to a book in my opinion is buy it, put it on the shelf and never read it!”

Neither Kate nor Libby are worried about people who borrow books keeping them for a long time. “If I've lent someone a book it's because I want them to read it, and I know that everyone is busy and that might take time. I wouldn't loan a book that I was worried about getting back,” Kate said.

The Book Box Club is a subscription box and online book group for fans of young adult fiction. “Every month, we send our members a brand new, beautifully wrapped YA book and an invitation to an online book group, where they can meet (virtually) the author of our featured read, ask their questions and chat to our other members,” Kate explained. “We choose books of all different genres, the only criteria is that they have to be completely brilliant! Books are often signed or accompanied by signed bookplates and we have an option that also includes lots of themed exclusive goodies made by small businesses (Book Box Club) and an option for just the book and book group membership (Purely Books).”

#16

Folding A Page In A Library Book When It Has A Built-In Bookmark

Folding A Page In A Library Book When It Has A Built-In Bookmark

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
4 months ago

Time for re-education Winston

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#17

About Finishing The Book Only To Discover That 10 Pages Are Missing

About Finishing The Book Only To Discover That 10 Pages Are Missing

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visvalin Vamadevan
Community Member
4 months ago

Oh wait, if the two pages stuck together was bad, a loss of 10 pages!

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#18

Polish Catholic Priest And Kids Burning Stuff Such As Harry Potter Books, Lord Of The Rings, Buddhist Figurines

Polish Catholic Priest And Kids Burning Stuff Such As Harry Potter Books, Lord Of The Rings, Buddhist Figurines

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Katrin
Community Member
4 months ago

As a German,I find this very disgusting. Don‘t copy the shit we did.

Simon Clarke
Community Member
4 months ago

Don't put yourself in with the fascists. Fascists burnt books in WW2 and any nation is capable of fascism given the right circumstances. I'm English.

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R L
Community Member
4 months ago

As a Catholic I find this reprehensible. They are books, fantasy, for enjoyment. As for the Buddhist figurines- I despair. We're not all like this. I have a Methodist friend who says HP is evil- I just don't understand the thinking behind it.

logical fallacy
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4 months ago (edited)

In an interview many many years ago, JK Rowling said she had visited her primary school for a meet and greet, talk about her life, listen about the kids' life, talk reading and writing and so on. As a treat, she also read them a bit from her latest HP book. Everything went fine and she was leaving, when she spotted a little kid in the corridor, crying its eyes out. She asked what was wrong, thinking the kid was hurt, and the kid just screamed and ran. A school administrator informed her that this child's parents considered her and her books evil due to their religious beliefs, and had forbidden their child of attending. which resulted in tears, because the kid really did want to be part of the school activities (and meet a famous author, or even having read her books from classmates meet someone whose work they enjoyed). Imagine being so lucky and having the treat taken out of your mouth. I'll never understand these people.

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yxkb
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4 months ago

As a christian myself I cant imagine what is wrong with the Lord of the Rings. It is about love, bravery, friendship, courage etc.

Lauren Moore
Community Member
4 months ago

My very catholic mother is the one who inspired my love of books. LOTR was her favorite, she read the entire series every winter. Also loved Anne McCaffrey. She loved Harry Potter. I have not been Catholic (or even Christian) since reaching adulthood for many reasons, but I was always encouraged to read anything and everything!

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Rob Chapman
Community Member
4 months ago

I feel sorry for those children

Nea
Community Member
4 months ago

Yes, i hope they learn to resist soon.

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Just Carmen
Community Member
4 months ago

Can't believe this kind of thing is still happening in 2020.

Freya the Wanderer
Community Member
4 months ago

"Wherever they burn books, in the end will also burn human beings." - Heinrich Heine

Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
Community Member
4 months ago

You couldn't have chosen a more true quote. These extremist groups are the same ones that spew hate against any human being that they consider "deviant." I'm sure the people in the photograph above are the same ones holding up hate signs and symbols.

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Iris
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4 months ago

The stupid witch hunters from 1550 called and want their priest back !

Ray Martin
Community Member
4 months ago

Religion: Poisoning the world since 12,000 BC

togcrewsc
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4 months ago

It's not the religion, its the people.

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Troux
Community Member
4 months ago

So basically destroy anything you don't understand. Got it. Good luck surviving in the real world, kids!

Patrick O'Harris
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4 months ago

I wonder if they do that with other books too. Like Advanced Algebra or something.

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Kate Baumann
Community Member
4 months ago

This isn't preaching love, this is hate!

Landon DeSonne
Community Member
4 months ago

dude i go to church and this is not normal

Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
4 months ago

They could have just donated it or something. That is just wasteful.

logical fallacy
Community Member
4 months ago

What and doom the rest of us to magical practices and hell? They've got to save us from such depravity. And now if you'll excuse me, I need to go finish a Harry Potter fanfiction I'm writing, just to spite these guys. :P

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Harley Hans Hoglin
Community Member
4 months ago

This is how you spread evil.

elia 84631
Community Member
4 months ago

Fahrenheit 451 christian edition. What a horrible treat is this;

Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
Community Member
4 months ago

This does make me think of Fahrenheit 451. However, these people aren't Christians- these people are ignorant, hateful, and cruel. I would call them extremists. There are horrible and ignorant extremists in all religions. I know Christians who would be absolutely appalled and disgusted at this type of behaviour . I find it so ironic and sad since books like Lord of Rings and Harry Potter contains themes of love triumphing over hate, perseverance, sacrifice, bravery, family, friendships, etc.

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deanna woods
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4 months ago (edited)

We as a society have to stop destroying things just because we don't like it or agree with it. Liking fantasy books doesn't make you less of a Christian. I am a Christian, but this disgust me.

Alexandra Ghobrial
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4 months ago

Very well said!

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Monika Soffronow
Community Member
4 months ago

Poland is going backwards and fast! The catholic church is too often involved in repressive fascist tactics, always gaining power in countries with governments that would prefer never to step down.

Esca Sav
Community Member
4 months ago

I live in the U.S., but my family is Polish. We watch Polish news every day and the country I once loved because of its architecture and mountains has just made me really question how much the Catholic church affects the people living there. It's terrifying... I think believing in something is fine, but it's becoming radical in Poland...

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Aragorn II Elessar
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4 months ago

ΗΟW DARE YOU BURN THE BEST BOOK IN HUMAN HISTORY????? THE LORD OF THE RINGS IS AN INTERNATIONAL TREASURE!!!!!!!!!!

Jo Choto
Community Member
4 months ago

Oh FFS, grow up! If you don't like a book, then don't read it.

Mark
Community Member
4 months ago

Bit ironic when the whole of religion is based on myth and fairy tale isn't it ;)

Kate Tora
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

I just want to note - as a Pole and being enraged at this - that particular action caused a huge backlash on the Church itself. It also prompted many people to start actions and events where they shared the "forbidden" books, gave them out for free and encouraged kids to read fantasy. Not all of Poland is screwed up like this. It's just... the ruling party thinks they are in North Korea and the Church is very close to them. Or should I say, the Church has it in its pocket and doesn't feel like laws and common sense is something it has to abide by.

ola
Community Member
4 months ago

I'm Polish and I live in Poland. Many citizens felt embarrassed by that event. Many people in media and social media expressed their disgust fore inappropriate behavior of church representatives. Similarities with pre WWII Nazi book burning was mentioned. Harry Potter fans expressed their feelings by mass baptisms of HP books.

Bill
Community Member
4 months ago

I thought Tolkein and CS Lewis were ok. Both were very active in churches and are not on the Evangelical banned lists

Binxyminxem
Community Member
4 months ago

That's what I thought as well! Well I thought I'm sure they were religious 🙂

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ADHORTATOR
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4 months ago

First they burn books....

Molly A. Block
Community Member
4 months ago

As a person who has tried to study and follow the philosophy of Buddhism for over 21 years, I am highly offended and angered by this. I'm also a lifelong atheist and that only makes me more disgusted at this kind of thinking....to burn books, and figurines, etc. Those poor kids missed out on a wonderful time of innocent fun reading Harry Potter. The church is just shameful! And that guy is probably fondling the little boys backstage while no one is looking! How many have DONE that?! SHAMEFUL!

Katie Allen
Community Member
4 months ago

More girls get molested by priests than boys

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Samantha Lomb
Community Member
4 months ago

Well Poland is shifting towards fascism. Guess they wanted to make it real clear

ola
Community Member
4 months ago

Not all of us do not put me in one bucket with them.

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Dr. Keks
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4 months ago

as an austrian i think that too. nazis raus! shoot nazis to space. one way!

Electric Ed
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4 months ago

But then we have space nazis? Possibly on the dark side of the moon...

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Csaba Hegedűs
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4 months ago

Christianity, promoting violence since 2000 years now. Christians like them fundamentally misunderstand their own religion.

Elli Rahim
Community Member
4 months ago

Dark ages...

CbusResident
Community Member
4 months ago

Liberals who, quite rightly, are enraged by this attempt at the personal censoring of things, please also apply that same rage to the 'safe space' people who want to ban any conservative speakers from college campuses. If it's wrong to personally try to censor, Potter, Tolkein and Buddhism, it's also wrong to censor Ben Shapiro or Charles Murray just b/c you disagree w/ their claims.

Rosie Hamilton
Community Member
3 months ago

Yes, and at least at college age you'd hope that they'd want to hear reasoned debate to help them form their own views. This is being forced on young children with no discussion.

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Ty Roberts
Community Member
4 months ago

Lord of the Rings is the most Catholic book I know of. The others also teach moral values.

ewadora
Community Member
4 months ago

I am so ashamed of this incident that it is difficult for me to admit that I come from Poland especially that Harry Potter books/audiobooks/movies are absolutely my favorite.

Kayla Albert
Community Member
4 months ago

Can someone please explain this to me!! I don't understand why they think this will steer kids away from wanting to read, etc with whatever they are burning. If that was me I'd be thinking whatever's in there must be awesome lol

Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
Community Member
4 months ago

Kayla, book-burning and censorship are horrible practices that are still rampant worldwide. They are generally practiced by extremists or fundamentalists religious, political, and sometimes even cultural groups. Many fundamentalist/extremist religious groups consider books like Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings to contain elements of witchcraft/magic which they deem satanic. Anything these don't understand or goes against their "twisted values" is considered deviant. Sadly, the children in the photograph are indoctrinated into this at an early age and will likely grow up hearing family, friends, and their own church spewing hate.

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Surabhi Mahadevan
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4 months ago

Fucking muggle version of Umbridge!

Anne Marieke Fransen
Community Member
4 months ago

oef, those kids. What will become of them?

Chris DiFonso
Community Member
4 months ago

They should get the pedophile priests, douse them with lighter fluid, and burn them alive

JK Rowling
Community Member
4 months ago

I never got burning Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings. Books like His Dark Materials are much more controversial, while these are just kids books meant for fun reading.

Thomas Broderick
Community Member
4 months ago

Had a SIL forbid our nieces from reading HP. Loved it when my 7yo son asked her about the "magic" in Mary Poppins. Movies that were ok because they are Disney

Thundercuss
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4 months ago

What is an SIL?

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tuzdayschild
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4 months ago

As long as I live I will never understand this. If you don't approve, don't read it. You, however, don't get to choose for me.

Linda HS
Community Member
4 months ago

What's next? Women burn in public 'cause they are ‘witches’? Throw stones? Hand people? How stupid can you be?

visvalin Vamadevan
Community Member
4 months ago

No sorcery. “YOU SHALL NOT PASS!”

ABIGAIL KIRK
Community Member
3 months ago

STOP BURNING THE BOOKS, maybe donate them

KT Pinto
Community Member
4 months ago

Although bad... they had to BUY the books first, so the authors made money!

Rosie Hamilton
Community Member
3 months ago

Or they forced happy owners of the books etc to bring them in for burning.

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serge
Community Member
4 months ago

That church (catholic) has always been fascist. He's just putting action to the silent voice of that church. Showing children how to be intolerant, nice example.

George Hudacko
Community Member
4 months ago

WTF how about the bible too?

Caroline Driver
Community Member
4 months ago

Extremists. Those poor kids are being indoctrinated, next stop terrorism

Amanda Hartley
Community Member
4 months ago

Disgusting !!

Khadija Hammond
Community Member
4 months ago

The Catholic Church has no business standing in judgment of anyone after all the pedophilia in dead babies discovered in convents.

KateKat
Community Member
4 months ago

WHY ARE YOU BURNING THESE TREASURES!!

John Smith
Community Member
4 months ago

Religion poisons everything.

Jude Bennett
Community Member
4 months ago

Isn't this what Hitler did??

Cybele Spanjaard
Community Member
4 months ago

All religious bigoted ideals as this destroy minds and souls, not save them

KT Trondsen
Community Member
4 months ago

Oh good grief! What a bunch of morons!

Anna Versace
Community Member
4 months ago

I think I will never understand this…if you don’t find those book suitable. Donate. Why waste your money to buy and then burn. So many kids would be so happy to read such Modern iconic books such as Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings. #facepalm

Patti
Community Member
4 months ago

Freaks

Lilyian Cutsforth
Community Member
4 months ago

OH KAY

Ananeemoos Jak
Community Member
4 months ago

book burnings are the worst offenses against books. there is a 8th layer of hell for people who do that

Zophra
Community Member
4 months ago

and what other brainwashing will be next for these kids.?

Animal lover❤
Community Member
4 months ago

Wtf?

Talia
Community Member
4 months ago

Is this the middle ages still?

Laira Cruz
Community Member
4 months ago

Harry Potter??? NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Faith Livengood
Community Member
4 months ago

I. WILL. KILL. THEM. Sorry, God. No, I won’t. I’ll cry in bed for a year.

Fred and George Weasley
Community Member
4 months ago

what the hell? is this just because of their 'religious beliefs' that those books ar innapropraite or unsuitable or something like that?

Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
Community Member
4 months ago

Fred, book burning has sadly been a truly sick and twisted thing that has been practiced for eons by extremists religious, cultural, and political groups. As Maria has mentioned, many fundamentalists "Christian" (I'm putting Christian in parentheses because I don't consider these groups Christian for the hate they spew. These are the same groups that say gays should burn in hell) groups burn these books because they contain elements of "witchcraft" and "paganism", which they believe glorifies the devil.

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Sarcasm101
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1 week ago

I see Harry Potter this is an abomination

Eva Camera
Community Member
2 months ago

NOT HARRY POTTER

Darius Koehnke
Community Member
3 months ago

BOOK MURDERERS

bee girl
Community Member
3 months ago

Such a bad example. BURNING amazing books

Juliette Dauterive
Community Member
3 months ago

The kids look like they’re right out of Hogwarts.

Bacony
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

what the fuck poland

Diana Murtaugh
Community Member
4 months ago

Quite trying to control others! If we were all meant to think, and act the same, we'd all have the same brain. And Mr. Priest, most of us don't want your brain.

Mumof1
Community Member
4 months ago

Oh FFS! This is beyond outrageously stupid.

Mitchell Martin
Community Member
4 months ago

They’re BOOKS. NOT DEMONS

Irene Carlyle
Community Member
4 months ago

now THIS is horrible! not becasue the books are burned, but because its attempt to censor thought and ideas!! For shame!! I thought the Church was past the Inquisition!!!!!!!

Sabrina Lim
Community Member
4 months ago

Totally disrespect to other religious. Imagine some burn your religious figurines.

Mia G
Community Member
4 months ago

Disgusting!! And being Poland, there is a high chance that the priest is a pedophile too!!

Pavel Dana
Community Member
4 months ago

There are stupid people everywhere !

Debbie Pugsley
Community Member
4 months ago

Is this 2020?!!

Honeybuzz
Community Member
4 months ago

Reminds me of The Book Thief..

Roy Phillips
Community Member
4 months ago

Started with the Mayans: Apparently a hard habit to break.

Kathy Schultz
Community Member
4 months ago

Those boys are memorizing the titles so they can find copies to read ASAP.

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
4 months ago

Disturbing in every way.

Donald Holder
Community Member
4 months ago

Is this really happening in the Catholic Church. As a Catholic, I am outraged at this. Where's The Pope on this shit happening under the qise of religious equality.

Lisa Chambers
Community Member
4 months ago

Disturbing.

Ashley Conover
Community Member
4 months ago

F them

ZoeIsHahaha
Community Member
4 months ago

But why?

Carole Strawn
Community Member
4 months ago

The kids look pretty sad.

pat manna
Community Member
4 months ago

just because he is a Priest he can still be stupid

Tiffany Sparrow
Community Member
4 months ago

you will die

Bobrossissenpai
Community Member
4 months ago

While the book thing is pretty stupid, I'm mostly upset about the Buddhist figurines. I hate when people say "my thing is almighty. Oh you have a similar thing? Well screw you I'm self centered so we're just gonna burn your culture because I'm a piece of crap"

Affendi Hamzah
Community Member
4 months ago

Ibpray hard the lriest offsprings never go to movie teather..they may be next

KombatBunni
Community Member
4 months ago

How about we burn them instead? Ye Gods this makes me angry! Bloody sheeple..

Xavier Elsner
Community Member
4 months ago

NOOOOOO!!!

Dawid Kotomski
Community Member
4 months ago

Yes, I confirm it took place. But I would like to inform you that not all Poles are such idiots :)

Inga Viviane
Community Member
4 months ago

Its funny that lord of the rings and harry potter both have messianic heroes, deeply commited to sacrifice themselves for the others and the greater good, and frodo even going to a kind if heaven( haven;)) at the end. Ok, harry lands in hell cause he marries boring, characterless Ginny, but thats life.

Kenneth Kelly
Community Member
4 months ago

Pedophile

Brent Hollett
Community Member
4 months ago

I see Twilight in there. They get a pass... this time...

Tova Rafuse
Community Member
4 months ago

not harry

Susan Moore
Community Member
4 months ago

Not Harry!

Peggy Casey
Community Member
4 months ago

The worst!

Krista
Community Member
4 months ago

The Lord of the Rings trilogy is my precious. Don’t hurt my precious.

Alessandro Abate
Community Member
4 months ago

It’s ok, I use the bible as toilet paper.

Patricia Kasprowski
Community Member
4 months ago

Disgusting. Thought we got over the book burning before I was born in 1948.

Puji Widiasih
Community Member
4 months ago

it's 2020ish and this thing still exist????

Amy Pontious
Community Member
4 months ago

Thats messed up!

elfin
Community Member
4 months ago

In some ways the Catholic Church is the perviest institution around. Pedophiles, celibates (yes, that's extremely pervy), and book burning.

Jo Ellen Washburn
Community Member
4 months ago

Six million Polish citizens died in WW2, yet the country has become one of the most intolerant. Will we ever learn?

Octavia Hansen
Community Member
4 months ago

Looks like their god is very insecure . . . can't take competition

Meami
Community Member
4 months ago

There is a special place in hell for these guys!

Lululoohoo
Community Member
4 months ago

fucking weirdos.

Wendy Semko
Community Member
4 months ago

The Bigot Christians at work. Again.

Sharon Vaughn
Community Member
4 months ago

How narrow-minded and N@z1 of them.

Aimee Simmons
Community Member
4 months ago

this is awful. if you feel it is evil, just teach them that it's evil. Teaching them to destroy the written word encourages the idea that you get to decide for the rest of the world the choices they should be allowed to make on their own. and I agree with Katrin.

Anne Weimann
Community Member
4 months ago

OMG, I can’t look!

okpkpkp
Community Member
4 months ago

The kids sure look happy about this horrible, horrible, act.

Id row
Community Member
4 months ago

That the Catholic church hasn't been shut down and banned is a mystery. It's the biggest criminal empire in recorded human history. I bet this priest has a porn collection that would land him in prison, for a little while anyway, until the church bailed him out and played pedo shuffle and put him in another church.

Kris Kocis
Community Member
4 months ago

One step away from inquisition.

Gabi
Community Member
4 months ago

Lord of the Rings.....

Kanga9ine
Community Member
4 months ago

And in purple magical superhero capes no less.

Cordi Schmidt
Community Member
4 months ago

Nobody tosses a book on fire! This shall not pass! >:(

Jagoda Jachimczak
Community Member
4 months ago

Ah, Poland. My lovely country.

Lara Verne
Community Member
4 months ago

Why the hell would you do that?!?

Daisy Cartwright
Community Member
4 months ago

This is incredibly disturbing and troubling to see.

Sabbie Bradley
Community Member
4 months ago

The kids look pissed.

Hannah M
Community Member
4 months ago

But it's not even like the books are inherently bad or satanist or something. I mean, Tolkien was a Christian, and, regardless, they're not evil books. So this is just stupidity

Debster
Community Member
4 months ago

Oh good lord

John Smith
Community Member
4 months ago

bet those are freshly bought books. nothing is more frustrating going to a book burning only to realize no one owns any.

Stephen Roberts
Community Member
4 months ago

Euch. I would never, ever, ever, burn a book, however much I may dislike it. It would be like burning the author. And, as other replies also mention, it's been done before.

Paul O'Connor
Community Member
4 months ago

Fahrenheit 451

Clavelle
Community Member
4 months ago

That's just freaking terrible.

Patrick O'Harris
Community Member
4 months ago

I got the sudden urge to throw up. I'm German and THIS is repeating our history. Dont do that. We did that once and it was a fucking enormous mistake.

Kimberley Thomas
Community Member
4 months ago

Good grief. Does the priest not see the sad souls leaving? Would he feel differently if it was the bible?

Daphne
Community Member
4 months ago

Beyond horrible.

SAF saf
Community Member
4 months ago

Pretty sweet capes they're wearing though.

Sue Knerl
Community Member
4 months ago

God will get ya for that!

Alexa W
Community Member
4 months ago

I'm from Poland and sad as it is the Middle Ages are back here. Church is the only right and Western world and other beliefs are evil

Peter Bear
Community Member
4 months ago

Nothing displays your fear better than the destruction of that which is different.

Thundercuss
Community Member
4 months ago

This is nothing but evil.

Diane Patrick
Community Member
4 months ago

Yet sexually assaulting kids is ok?

Linda Harms
Community Member
4 months ago

So stupid. Harry Potter is a Christian. They celebrate Christmas at Hogwarts, and Sirius Black is his godfather.

Thundercuss
Community Member
4 months ago

You're right but that's not the point. If Harry Potter was a Hare Krishna this would still be wrong.

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LSR
Community Member
4 months ago

"Let's go kids, now that we have burned these books, le'ts go back to the church where I will molest you".

mph seti
Community Member
4 months ago

Seriously, fuck those people.

Beatrice Multhaupt
Community Member
4 months ago

Karma: he'll spend eternity with the Dursleys.

Corrine Todd
Community Member
4 months ago

For real???

Franco C
Community Member
4 months ago

Fahrenheit 451 [?]

Franco C
Community Member
4 months ago

Fahrenheit 451 [?]

Nissa Genira
Community Member
4 months ago

The children are not burning books, they are serving as alter boys. They have no power in the proceedings

Yoseph Workeneh
Community Member
4 months ago

why do you burn them? They're so precious. In my country SITTING on books is considered bad!

manon M
Community Member
4 months ago

Hein ??!!

Weishaar Jamie
Community Member
4 months ago

This is disgusting and reprehensible

shyanna banana
Community Member
4 months ago

murders them poor lord of the rings books i keep trying to get my hands on them and now i know why i can't find them

Markus Holstein
Community Member
4 months ago

"Where they burn books, in the end they will burn people as well" - Heinrich Heine

Fuzzmello Brite
Community Member
4 months ago

I'm a practicing Buddhist. Frankly I'd rather see a Buddhist figure burned than see an image of the Lion of the Shakyas on a grimy t-shirt or Tara tattooed on a breast. It takes real patience to walk past figures of Lord Gautama reverently guarding someone's herb garden as if He was a gnome. And those are rosaries, not worry beads, wound around your daughter's wrist. Christ!

Sarah Brinsfield
Community Member
4 months ago

Why would you say all that, which I agree with, and then say "Christ!" at the end of your rant? It's an insult to some but you say you are a practicing Buddhist. Can you please explain your thought process? TIA

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Rissie
Community Member
4 months ago

This is just sick....

Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
Community Member
4 months ago

This is beyond foul and makes my blood boil. Religious extremism (or any type of extremism for that matter) breeds pure hatred. I feel so bad for those children who are indoctrinated in hatred and ignorance. Book banning and burning should be a reprehensible crime. Unfortunately, it still happens all over the world.

Teak_the_FoxWing
Community Member
4 months ago

WHY?!?!?!

AndersM
Community Member
4 months ago

Assholes

Summer Woodsong
Community Member
4 months ago

Are they serious? I thought this was a joke!

giovanna
Community Member
4 months ago

Poor kids

Ilsa Laszlo
Community Member
4 months ago

Yes, that is true shit from my coutry.

LesbianBlackCats
Community Member
4 months ago

WHYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Freya the Wanderer
Community Member
4 months ago

"Don't join the book burners. Don't think you're going to conceal faults by concealing evidence that they ever existed. Don't be afraid to go in your library and read every book." - Dwight Eisenhower

Gail Cloutier
Community Member
4 months ago

I thought this was AMERICA and NOT NAZIS GERMANY

Lynn Morello
Community Member
4 months ago

I thought Nazi Germany was only for Red-Necks

Stephen Edwards
Community Member
4 months ago

burn witches next

Sasha Kuleshov
Community Member
4 months ago

As a half-Polka myself I feel offended Y_Y

Kira K.
Community Member
4 months ago

WHAT ON EARTH IS WRONG WITH YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

gloria benado
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4 months ago

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Wow! Guess Kristallnacht is alive and well in Poland!!

Monika Soffronow
Community Member
4 months ago

You get downvotes, and deservedly so, for belittling the nefarious importance of Kristallnacht. There is no comparison.

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As it turns out, there are lots and lots of things that get on people’s nerves if they’re big fans of books. Like “borrowers” who fold up or even rip your books. Not to mention folks who borrow a book and hold on to it for months or even years without finishing it (most of us are guilty of having done this at least once in our lives, so let’s cut each other some slack).

Some literature fans are also merciless when they see somebody folding the book to make it easier to hold while reading. While books should be shown the proper respect that they deserve, we should also ask ourselves if the point of a book is to look pretty or to show that it’s been read. Time and time again. Passionately. Enthusiastically. In our opinion, a bit of wear and tear gives a book character. (You should see our Harry Potter sets!) Not too much wear, though. There’s always a limit!

#19

Books That Have This Much Paper Before Chapter 1 Even Starts

Books That Have This Much Paper Before Chapter 1 Even Starts

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Kaisu
Community Member
4 months ago

This could be a long prologue or a foreword, it's not just waste of paper

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#20

Dammit USPS. Go Ahead And Stuff A Hardcover Book In My Mailbox

Dammit USPS. Go Ahead And Stuff A Hardcover Book In My Mailbox

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Aneese
Community Member
4 months ago

File a damage claim and buy a new one. Generally USPS will tell you to donate the damaged one when they pay your claim. SOURCE: USPS claims supervisor

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#21

The Downside To Checking Out Books From The Public Library

The Downside To Checking Out Books From The Public Library

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Rob Chapman
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4 months ago

That's just nasty

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Another thing that annoys us is when the publisher decides to completely change the book format for sequels in a series. There you were, putting those books nicely on your shelf and out comes the long-awaited sequel. But there’s something wrong: it’s way bigger/smaller than the other books. And the cover art! Ugh! They completely changed the art style. It’s not like you’re not gonna read the sequel, right? (It’s still a book after all.) But the fact that the set isn’t uniform anymore is going to be like a thorn in your mind for a long, long time.

Dust jackets also really infuriate us. They’re supposed to protect hardcover books from dust, damage, and sunlight, but what they really do is annoy the heck out of us! They get in the way, they rip easily, and they end up cluttering our homes when we take them off to read without distractions. When you look at all the things that we book lovers get mad about, it’s surprising we manage to get any reading done at all!

#22

The Perfect Book For A Price Sticker That Won't Come Off

The Perfect Book For A Price Sticker That Won't Come Off

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
4 months ago

Use a wet kitchen sponge. This book wouldn't get damaged and the sticker comes off within seconds.

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#23

This Harry Potter Box Set Doesn't Fit All Of The Books If Any Of Them Have Actually Been Read Or Taken Out

This Harry Potter Box Set Doesn't Fit All Of The Books If Any Of Them Have Actually Been Read Or Taken Out

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Just Carmen
Community Member
4 months ago

This is just so WRONG!

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#24

What A Kid At My School Did To A Library Book

What A Kid At My School Did To A Library Book