Who we are

We are Micah and Jason! We've been together since 2019ish, recently we adopted our first child. A two year old pit/staffordshire mix named Arlo- Arlito for short. He enjoys the dual-income, millennial parents with no kids life!

In 2023, amidst library raids and Critical Race Theory being pulled from schools in Oklahoma. Jason decided to leave teaching middle school english and we took the opportunity to open our first bookshop.

Curated by us; Just two lovers of a horror/thriller lover and a dystopian/celeb non-fiction lover- who geek out over movies, cults (but not in a culty way, of course) and all things 90's and 2000's. 

As a Hispanic, Chickasaw and woman-owned business, we prioritize stories from authors of color and members of the queer community. We are passionate about books - they have the power to inspire, educate, and transform lives. And genuinely agree that banning books is an ignorant action to take.

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How to find us


Follow us on instagram @thebannedpress for our pop-up shop information, or visit our bookshop! 

We're located at 3 NW 9th Street in Oklahoma City in a rainbow-painted two-story house.

We're open 7 days a week:

Mondays through Saturdays 11-6 pm and Sundays 12-4 pm.

Upcoming Events