Free Expression

    Survey Respondents Cheer Banned Books Week

    Booksellers have always enthusiastically supported Banned Books Week, and respondents to a recent survey on this year’s event shared several reasons for their strong support, as well as ideas for future celebrations.

    Around Indies

    McNally Jackson to open new location in 2017; Kepler’s offering GiftLit book subscriptions; Spellbound becomes party central; Scuppernong gets the Banned Books Week blues

    Banned Books Week Survey Seeks Booksellers’ Views

    The American Booksellers for Free Expression is asking booksellers to evaluate this year’s Banned Books Week by replying to a brief survey.

    Media Coalition Launches Foundation to Advance Defense of First Amendment

    Media Coalition has created a foundation that offers individuals and other entities the opportunity to make tax-deductible contributions to help further its work protecting the public’s right to access the broadest possible range of information, opinion, and entertainment.

    Booksellers’ Creativity on Display During Banned Books Week

    Nationwide, bookstores are putting their own unique spins on Banned Books Week (September 27 to October 3) with creative even

    Around Indies

    Ink Spell Books collects donations for fire victims; An Unlikely Story featured on TODAY show; Books Inc. video celebrates Banned Books Week; Michael Barnard marks 20 years at helm of Rakestraw Books

    Banned Books Week Announces Social Media Plans

    There will be an explosion of activity on social media when Banned Books Week launches this Sunday, September 27. To help get the ball rolling, the event’s sponsors have announced several ways in which everyone can use the Internet to promote the freedom to read.

    A New Frontier in the Fight for Reader Privacy

    In his latest column, ABFE Director Chris Finan discusses why ABA has filed an amicus brief in the latest ACLU challenge to an NSA surveillance program. Reader privacy is at stake.

    BTW News Briefs

    Perseus Books Group back on the market; WNDB announces winner of first short story contest; Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition to honor Joyce Meskis

    Booksellers and Librarians File Brief in New NSA Case

    The American Booksellers for Free Expression has joined the American Library Association and other library groups in urging a federal court to limit the National Security Agency’s surveillance of international electronic communications, including those relating to the purchase and use of books.

    Celebrate Banned Books Week With Special Offers, Eye-Catching Displays

    Booksellers planning celebrations for Banned Books Week (September 27–October 3) can take advantage of an additional discount on a wide range of banned and challenged titles, as well as downloadable Banned Books Week-themed designs.

    Ingram Banned Books Week Promotion Starts Monday

    Just in time for this year’s Banned Books Week, the Ingram Content Group is offering an additional discount on a list of 450 banned and challenged titles on ipage®, Ingram’s search and order content platform.

    Delaware Approves Online Reader Privacy Law

    On January 1, 2016, a new law will go into effect in Delaware that requires all “book service providers” with online sales exceeding two percent of their gross sales to protect the privacy of customer information.

    Flyleaf Addresses “King & King” Controversy With All-Family Event

    Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, is hosting an all-family story time and book drive on August 22 in response to a recent controversy over the book King & King, which led two educators at a nearby school to resign.

    Meet Booksellers’ Advocates for Free Expression and Public Policy Issues

    American Booksellers for Free Expression Director Chris Finan and ABA Senior Public Policy Analyst David Grogan discuss their roles advocating on behalf of ABA members.


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