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Don't get sucked into the unknown. At Sawa Books, it's okay if you don't know the language. We do. Or we know someone who does, and we use this knowledge to choose our titles with care.

When making selections for our website, we refer to international reviews and bestseller lists; prize winners and nominees; authorized translations of popular English authors; popular native authors; and much more.

We believe in the free exchange of ideas and freedom of expression. We are against censorship, which is why, whenever possible, we will offer the books and literary writings of voices that have been censored or challenged in their countries of origin.

We also love America and greatly value the freedoms she affords, which is why we will not select titles that deliberately promote hatred, division, or violence toward America and her values.

So, even if you are unable to read the language, you can trust the content of the materials you purchase.

You are free to make selections directly from our website, or we would be happy to provide selection lists for you. Our collection development team is ready to help you make the best foreign language selections based on your community needs and budget.

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