Indie booksellers were joined by publishers, authors, and other industry professionals at the Wyndham Orlando Resort on Tuesday evening for the ABC Children’s Institute Welcome Reception and Backlist Book Swap Party.
In response to last week’s tragedy in Orlando, ABA has compiled a list of titles suggested by booksellers on LGBTQ issues, acceptance, and grief. The list is available to everyone as an Excel file on BookWeb.org.
ABA, AAP, and ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom have praised a Hong Kong bookseller for revealing details of his illegal imprisonment by Chinese authorities and for refusing to identify customers in China who purchased books critical of Chinese officials.
Citing concerns about free speech, Rhode Island Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has vetoed a bill that would have made booksellers, newspapers, and other media criminally liable for the distribution of nude images without the affirmative consent of the people pictured.
Binc Foundation names new development director; Amazon to open third brick-and-mortar bookstore; Patricia Hespanha appointed executive director of HarperCollins Brasil; Scholastic to publish new edition of Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts; Fodor’s Travel sold to Internet Brands