Voltaire once said “I detest what you write, but I would give my life to make it possible for you to continue to write.” Of course, Voltaire never ordered a book from this catalog. Nine-Banded Books is dedicated to free thought and free inquiry — to the uncensored and unfettered discussion of all ideas and propositions, even the ones that make whores blush, that make the open-minded squeamish, and that might cause old Voltaire to have second thoughts.

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