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Old 17-09-2020, 03:26 PM   #1
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Thumbs down OZ Bookshop bans JK Rowling novels from shelves to create 'safe space' for trans folk





A book shop has announced they will no longer stock JK Rowling novels and
will "phase out" the copies of Harry Potter they currently have in store.


Rabble Books and Games in Maylands, Australia, shared their bold decision in
a post on social media on Tuesday.


They explained that this move was intended to help them become a "safer
space" for the community.


This comes after the 55-year-old author sparked outrage by voicing an opinion regarding transgender ,"rights"







https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknew...?ocid=msedgntp

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This is ridiculous. Pffft.
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...itís an outlet in Australia and it says that there are many books that it doesnít stock on the shelves...(...similar to Waterstones and many other bookstores..)..but theyíre happy to order...thatís often the way with books...
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...itís an outlet in Australia and it says that there are many books that it doesnít stock on the shelves...(...similar to Waterstones and many other bookstores..)..but theyíre happy to order...thatís often the way with books...
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A terrible decision. If people want to censor themselves that's one thing, but bookstores shouldn't ever be making that decision. I bet I could pick up a copy of mein kampf from there.
...theyíre not censoring it, itís readily available to order from them...(...as are many other books..)...
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Thank's for cutting through the fog.
...I canít recall the last time that I was able to buy a book from the shelf that I didnít have to order...
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...theyíre not censoring it, itís readily available to order from them...(...as are many other books..)...
I thought they just meant the'll order in the Harry Potter books after phasing them out? Maybe im wrong, it's not crystal clear.
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I thought they just meant the'll order in the Harry Potter books after phasing them out? Maybe im wrong, it's not crystal clear.
...actually, I think that youíre right, Swan...I stand corrected, I donít think that the new book is available in that Perth shop at all...
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Honestly I think things like this will only give more support to her
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...I have no idea how her books sell in Australia....but she is worldwide so...
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...actually, I think that youíre right, Swan...I stand corrected, I donít think that the new book is available in that Perth shop at all...
Bloody hell, Ammi. I'd deleted my outraged post, and now I have to be outraged all over again.
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...itís still not clear whether itíll be available to order from them or not...as Swan said, itís quite confusing how itís all worded...

ďWhilst stocking a book isnít an endorsement (good grief, that would be a minefield), and we will always take orders for books that arenít in stock, there are more worthy books to put on the shelf, books that donít harm communities and wonít make us sad to unpack them.Ē
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Bloody hell, Ammi. I'd deleted my outraged post, and now I have to be outraged all over again.
...youíre an outraged ready person, so it wonít take much effort, I donít think...
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Yeah, sounds like they're skipping it.
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...itís still not clear whether itíll be available to order from them or not...as Swan said, itís quite confusing how itís all worded...

ďWhilst stocking a book isnít an endorsement (good grief, that would be a minefield), and we will always take orders for books that arenít in stock, there are more worthy books to put on the shelf, books that donít harm communities and wonít make us sad to unpack them.Ē
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Going by the * it's just a side note on her pseudonym, not that they'll stock her new book, or any other book written by her (other than Harry Potter), even to order.
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A private establishment has the right to stock whatever they want or don’t want to, no big deal
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It's their shop, they can choose what stock to sell. To call it censorship is a bit silly, especially when you can still order the titles with them, they just won't stock 'em.
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Troubled Blood, the new book from Robert Galbraith aka J K Rowling, has shifted more copies in a day than Lethal White sold in its first week, according to publisher Little, Brown.

https://www.thebookseller.com/news/r...g%20-%20170920

No publicity is bad publicity ...as they say
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That first pic she looks amazing
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Bit pathetic really. If seeing a book by somekne who points out biological realities is that triggering for someone, maybe they just shouldn't leave the house.

But it's up to the shop ain't it, so whatever.
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...this is from Pink News also as well as the Australian bookstore one...Jedward and Piers Morgan in Ďfurious clashí on Twitter...

...the Tweets arenít loading for me for some reason so Iíll just link the whole article...

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2020/09/1...ights-twitter/
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Yes and back then they liked to tell women to shut up and sit down as well...backwards in time we're going
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