Bookstore Boycotts FedEx Over NRA Ties
Changing Hands Bookstore has made the decision to boycott FedEx because of the shipping company’s ties to the National Rifle Association. The bookstore is one of a number of companies joining the boycott against NRA-tied businesses. Largely driven by the teenage survivors of the Parkland, Florida school shooting, the boycott has compelled most of these businesses to drop their NRA discount programs.
Amazon Publishing To Launch Imprint Highlighting Marginalized Writers
Amazon Publishing’s Topple Books imprint will be helmed by Jill Soloway, and will aim to highlight the works of women of color, gender non-conforming, and queer writers. A social activist and creator of the Amazon award-winning series Transparent, Soloway will serve as the imprint’s editor-in-chief. Topple will focus on narrative nonfiction and fiction from emerging and established authors, and the imprint’s first books are due out in 2019.
Explore Google’s Interactive Harry Potter Exhibit
Tomorrow, the British Library will close its doors on Harry Potter: A History of Magic–their hugely successful exhibit featuring artifacts and more from Rowling’s Wizarding World–but through a partnership, Google has made the exhibit accessible online. Visitors to the interactive Google Arts & Culture event can explore ten original exhibits in six languages. This includes interviews, artwork, and historical artifacts related to witchcraft. Click here to visit the online exhibit.