Reading between the lines

The Fear Not Library consists of 18 of the best-selling books of all time, the pages of which have been almost completely whited out by hand, with the remaining text spelling out “Fear not” or similar messages.

fear not library books

The books include:

  • The Bible
  • Quotations from Chairman Mao
  • The Koran
  • The Book of Mormon
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • And Then There Were None
  • The Lord of the Rings
  • Catcher in the Rye
  • The Da Vinci Code
  • Heidi
  • King Solomon’s Mines
  • The Mark of Zorro
  • The Little Prince
  • The Alchemist
  • Jonathan Livingston Seagull
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • The Valley of the Dolls
  • The Diary of a Young Girl

Fear Not Library books

Finally, a big thank you to the Fear Not workshop, whose hard work made this part of Fear Not possible: Sandi Ball, Marina Binsack, Jean Chang, Alicia Gamez, Yasmin Hall, Kate Kudirka, and Abby Stein.

Fear Not Library exhibition

Want to get involved?

Call 1-888-363-2332 and leave your message saying "Don't be afraid" or upload your sound file. more

Write "have no fear" on a postcard and mail it to us. more

Put some of our Fear Not magnets up in your area! more

What's new?

Fear Not was shortlisted for the Infecting the City Festival in Cape Town, South Africa. Although we didn't make the final cut, we hope to be part of this great event in future, and you can take a look at the amazing work they're doing here.

New images from Canada, New Mexico, and Kentucky are posted. Check them out!

In summer 2013, we have Fear Not Indirect Mail volunteers delivering magnetic messages in Boston, Seattle, and Texas. Images will be coming soon!

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