Penguin Random House

The Unburnable Book

A fireproof copy of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, designed to fight censorship.

Across the United States, books are being banned and burned at an alarming rate. In response to this wave of censorship, we worked with Penguin Random House to create an unburnable edition of The Handmaid’s Tale, made entirely from fireproof materials.

Then, we got Margaret Atwood to test it with a flamethrower.

“A fiery stand against censorship.”

- The Washington Post

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Margaret Atwood using blow torch on The Unburnable Book.

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