Posted on September 29, 2022 at 2:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The rise of book challenges and bans has stolen the spotlight, so to speak, from other negative pressures on libraries.

A new open letter seeks author support for libraries against a variety of pressures — and such writers as Neil Gaiman, Chuck Wendig, Hanif Abdurraqib, Torrey Peters, Naomi Klein, and Cory Doctorow have already signed on.

Fight for the Future's Authors For Libraries is pushing publishers, distributors, and trade associations to give libraries the right to own and preserve books on reasonable terms, regardless of format; to end lawsuits that intimidate libraries and diminish their role in society; and to end "smear campaigns" against libraries.

Check out the Authors For Libraries letter to read more about these particular issues and see all the signatories.

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