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03 Jul
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New “Counterspeak” Episode Available Now

This episode of ABA’s free speech podcast features Barry Lynn, executive director of the Open Markets Institute, and National Coalition Against Censorship Executive Director Chris Finan.

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03 Jul

BookBar in Denver Vandalized Twice by Hate Group

Since the incidents were reported, BookBar has been the recipient of an “overwhelming amount of e-mails, calls, visits, and comments on social media offering support,” said owner Nicole Sullivan.

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03 Jul

No New Tariffs for Now as U.S. and China Resume Trade Talks

Threats of 25 percent tariffs on printed books have subsided for the time being as trade talks between the U.S. and China have resumed.

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27 Jun
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Hearings Regarding Tariffs on Chinese Goods Conclude

At the hearings, representatives from the publishing and bookselling industries testified before the Office of U.S. Trade Representatives in opposition to the tariffs.

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19 Jun
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ABA President Jamie Fiocco Testifies in Opposition to Tariffs on Books Printed in China

The Trump administration has proposed imposing a 25 percent tariff on $300 billion worth of manufactured goods imported into the U.S., including books.

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18 Jun

ABA Board President Testifies in Front of International Trade Commission

Jamie Fiocco of Flyleaf Books addressed how imposing tariffs on Chinese goods would would seriously and disproportionately damage small and medium sized businesses in the U.S.

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18 Jun

House Judiciary Committee Holds Hearing Into Anti-competitive Power of Big Tech

The committee heard from executives of News Corp. and the News Media Alliance, who discussed the power that platforms like Google and Facebook have over the way news today is delivered and consumed.

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05 Jun
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Amazon Being Scrutinized for Antitrust Violations, Reports Say

The House of Representatives Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law opened an investigation into whether big tech companies are in violation of antitrust laws.

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05 Jun
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New Counterspeak Episode Available Now

In this episode, Joshua Clark Davis discusses his book, From Head Shops to Whole Foods: The Rise and Fall of Activist Entrepreneurs, which focuses on the role of small businesses in political movements in the 20th century.

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30 May

More Than 300 People Attend 2019 Silent Art Auction at BookExpo

As is the case every year, proceeds from the auction benefited the American Booksellers for Free Expression (ABFE) and Every Child a Reader. The event was sponsored by ABA, the Children’s Book Council, and HarperCollins Children’s Books.

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22 May

Silent Art Auction at BookExpo to Feature Art From More Than 100 Children’s Book Illustrators

A variety of children’s book illustrators are donating original art from a published or forthcoming book to be auctioned off to raise money for ABFE and Every Child a Reader.

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22 May
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Booksellers Urged to Write Lawmakers in Cities With Losing Amazon HQ2 Proposals

State lawmakers can be encouraged to use the resources they had earmarked for the online giant to support local communities and their independent businesses instead.

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17 May

2020 Vision USA Offers Discounts for ABA Booksellers

The eyeglasses wholesale company also donates a portion of its profits on behalf of ABA member bookstores to support freedom of speech through the American Booksellers for Free Expression.

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15 May

Make an Advocacy Appointment for BookExpo 2019

Booksellers attending BookExpo this month are invited to schedule a time to talk at the show with David Grogan, ABA’s director of ABFE, advocacy, and public policy.
 
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15 May
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Opt-In to Receive a Banned Books Week Kit

Banned Books Week promotion kits are now available to order via a form on BookWeb. This year’s theme is “Censorship Leaves Us in the Dark. Keep the Light On!” 
 
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