Free Expression

Children’s Art to Be Auctioned at Winter Institute

Participants in Wi7 in New Orleans will have an opportunity to support the free speech rights of children and young readers by bidding on a dozen original pieces of children’s art by some of the book industry’s top artists and illustrators.

Flyleaf Responds to Free Speech Challenge

Last week, Flyleaf Books was caught in the middle of a controversy when several members of the community expressed strong opposition to an upcoming event on oil, gas, and energy supplies that was part of a series of talks presented in conjunction with UNC–Chapel Hill.

California Booksellers Could Face Fines Under Privacy Law

California booksellers could face civil fines of up to $500 if they improperly disclose customer information under a state law on reader privacy that goes into effect on January 1. 

New York Librarians Honor ABFFE

The New York Library Association has presented its SirsiDynix Intellectual Freedom Award for 2011 to the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression.

ABFFE Survey Seeks Banned Books Week Suggestions

To help plan next year’s 30th anniversary celebration of Banned Books Week, ABFFE is asking booksellers to complete a brief online survey.

BTW News Briefs

ABFFE survey seeks Banned Books Week suggestions; Washington Post features “Indie City Index”; Google eBook Store launches in Canada; SBA to host disaster-preparedness webinar on November 15; HarperCollins in deal to buy Thomas Nelson

Banned Books Read-Out and Auction Are Big Hits

 The 29th annual celebration of Banned Books Week set a record for the number of readings from banned books and brought a successful conclusion to a three-week auction of children’s art by the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression.

BTW News Briefs

ABFFE honored; Health care law headed to Supreme Court; Amazon unveils tablet; Lee and Rideau win Dayton Literary Peace Prizes; Before Columbus Foundation names American Book Award winners

Banned Books Week Auction Enters Final Week

With the start of Banned Books Week on Saturday, the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression’s auction of original children’s book art will enter its final week on eBay.

Virtual Read-Out of Banned Books Begins

Readers across the U.S. and around the world are demonstrating their support for free speech by participating in a virtual read-out of banned and challenged books that culminates in the 30th annual celebration of Banned Books Week, from September 24 – October 1.

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