BTW Articles

09 Jan

ABA Supports Freedom to Publish Yiannopoulos Book

ABA has joined a statement criticizing efforts to force Simon & Schuster to cancel plans to publish a book by right-wing firebrand Milo Yiannopoulos.

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07 Dec

Adult Humor Book Discontinued Amid Controversy

An adult humor book will no longer be published as a result of protests by online critics who considered it racist; however, free expression groups expressed support for the publisher’s right to publish the book.

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07 Dec

Gui Minhai T-Shirts Arriving in Bookstores

Richard Howorth’s Square Books was one of the first stores to receive an order of T-shirts calling on China to release bookseller Gui Minhai. Howorth suggested the idea for the T-shirt to ABFE.

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16 Nov

ABFE T-Shirt Protests Arrest of Hong Kong Bookseller

ABFE has created a T-shirt to raise funds for the campaign calling on the Chinese government to release a Hong Kong bookseller held against his will for the past year.

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02 Nov

Bookstore Wins Battle for Anti-Trump Banner

Inquiring Minds Bookstore has won its fight with town officials who attempted to force the bookstore to remove from its front window an anti-Trump banner that includes a swastika.

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26 Oct

Bookstore Fights Ban on Anti-Trump Sign

A bookstore in a small town in upstate New York is fighting efforts to force it to remove a banner from its front window that contains a message critical of Donald Trump.

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12 Oct

Booksellers Knock Out Unconstitutional Louisiana Law

Two New Orleans bookstores have won their legal challenge to a Louisiana law that would have required them to verify the age of visitors to their websites.

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28 Sep

Banned Books Week Off to a Fast Start

Banned Books Week kicked off with a message sent to more than 1.6 million supporters on Facebook and Twitter, followed by events around the country.

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13 Sep

ABFE Seeks Social Media Support for Banned Books Week

ABFE is urging bookstores to join the growing social media campaign supporting Banned Books Week, which for the first time will include the use of a social media service to broadcast the campaign’s message to millions of Internet users.

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13 Sep

Ingram Banned Books Week Promotion Continues

Ingram Content Group is supporting Banned Books Week by offering an additional discount on orders of 25 or more books chosen from a list of more than 450 banned or challenged titles on iPage®.

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