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US bookshops raise $48k for #BookstoresAgainstBorders campaign

In the US, around 150 independent bookshops, small presses and other literary organisations have raised more than US$48,000 (A$68,860) for the #BookstoresAgainstBorders fundraising campaign, reports Publishers Weekly.

Initiated by Wisconsin bookshop A Room of One’s Own, the campaign is raising money for the Refugee Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES), with participating bookstores donating between 5% and 20% of their sales over the 4 July holiday weekend to the cause.

Some stores have also pledged additional support, with several shops extending their fundraising throughout the week or the month of July.

See the full list of participating bookshops and publishers here.



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