The American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression (ABFFE) will launch its holiday auction of original children’s book art on November 26. The week-long eBay auction will feature works from leading artists and illustrators working in book publishing today. More than 50 artists and illustrators contributed to last year’s auction.
“The Holiday Children’s Art Auction will give people around the country a chance to purchase wonderful holiday gifts and support free speech,” ABFFE President Chris Finan said.
ABFFE is continuing to solicit art for the auction. The deadline for submissions is November 15. A donation form has been posted online.
The holiday auction is an online version of the children’s art auction that is held during BookExpo America (BEA). Both auctions help support ABFFE’s defense of the free speech rights of children. The BEA auction will be held on May 28, 2014, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the River Pavilion of the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City.