Book Content Guidelines

As a bookseller, our assortment represents the varied and diverse perspectives of our guests. However, we can decide not to sell certain content, including pornography, erotica, sexually explicit content, obscenity, some forms of satire, other inappropriate content, and any content that is illegal, infringing, harmful or potentially harmful.

Harmful or potentially harmful content is defined as:

  • Content that has the potential to cause harm to an individual or group of people based on race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religion, or disability including content that could incite violence, harmful stereotypes or derogatory language, statements of inferiority, medical misinformation, or calls for exclusion or segregation  without any historical context or significance. Target reserves the right to make a determination on the historical value of the item
  • Content that is threatening or harassing
  • Content that promotes or glorifies suicide
  • Content that is defined as Imminent Danger, including manuals on firearms and weapons

Target can decide, in the exercise of our sole discretion, whether or not any book content is compliant with our content policy.