Censorship, Curation, and Community Responsibility

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am

When does curation become censorship and what is a bookstore’s responsibility when it comes to children’s books with content some may disagree with? This is a discussion-based session without prescriptive answers. With the assistance of a moderator, booksellers can share their experiences and listen to others as attendees discuss curating a children’s book space that is appropriate for their store and community.

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Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.




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