ABFFE Wi8 Children’s Book Art Auction Preview Online

ABFFE will conduct a silent auction of 25 original children’s book artworks in conjunction with the Authors Reception at Winter Institute 8.

A Q&A With Wi8 Panelist Laurie Halse Anderson

Laurie Halse Anderson, a featured panelist at the Wi8 session “Banned Books, Censorship, and YA Literature,” speaks to ABFFE President Chris Finan about how she chooses the subjects for her books and why people try to ban them.

Indiana House Passes Affiliate-Nexus/Warehouse Law

On Monday, February 4, the Indiana House of Representatives passed sales tax fairness legislation that would require remote retailers with nexus in the state via online affiliates or warehouses to collect and remit sales tax to the state beginning July 1, 2013.

Amazon Faces Off With New York State Over Sales Tax Law

More than two years after a New York State appellate court dismissed claims by and that the state’s sales tax fairness law was unconstitutional, on Wednesday, February 6, the defendants were back in court arguing their case, this time before the State of New York Court of Appeals.

ABFFE to Feature Alexie, Anderson, and Kaplan at Wi8

Sherman Alexie and Laurie Halse Anderson, bestselling authors and passionate defenders of the freedom to read, will be at Winter Institute 8 to discuss efforts to ban their books and other young adult works that some people claim are too “dark” for children.

Connecticut Cuts Deal With Amazon

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy has announced that as of November 1, 2013, will begin collecting state sales tax in exchange for opening a distribution center in Connecticut and bringing jobs to the state.

Survey Confirms Benefits of “Buy Local First” Campaigns, Finds Challenges Ahead

The 2013 post-holiday Independent Business Survey, conducted by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance in partnership with ABA and other indie business organizations, has found that independent businesses experienced solid revenue growth in 2012, buoyed in part by “buy local first” initiatives and growing public interest in supporting locally owned businesses.

Filofax Joins ABFFE Affiliate Program

The American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression’s newest affiliate is Filofax, a premier supplier of journals, datebooks, planners, and writing instruments, including Lamy pens and pencils, and all Letts of London products.

ABFFE Mourns Death of Carolyn Forsman

The American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression expressed sorrow today at the death of Carolyn Forsman, a former librarian who supported free expression by becoming an award-winning jewelry designer and creating pieces that celebrated the freedom to read.

Majority of U.S. Population Lives in States With Sales Tax Fairness

The national landscape regarding equitable sales tax collection has shifted dramatically, according to figures tabulated by ABA.

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