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The bookseller’s dilemma: What bookstores won’t stock

As conversations proliferate about cultural appropriation in literature, debates about whether—and how—bookstores should stock controversial books have been renewed. In her first column for 2020, Books+Publishing's new columnist Veronica Sullivan investigates. ‘It’s anti-free speech, it’s anti-democratic.’ So railed former Queensland Premier Campbell Newman in 2015 after bookshops, including independent Brisbane...

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