Famous for Hating Harry Potter

As reported on the New Yorker's books blog this morning, Maine gets some attention in A Universal History of the Destruction of Books: From Ancient Sumer to Modern-Day Iraq (Atlas & Co), due out this September. Sure, we'd rather get noticed for other, less close-minded reasons, but the story of the Lewiston "Anti-Harry Potter Conference" -- at which activists cut up Harry Potter books rather than burn them (because they couldn't get a fire permit from the city) -- is undeniably entertaining.

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