Thursday, October 12, 2017

BOOK WEEK BULLETIN: California's war on booksellers is over

California's governor signed AB 228 into law earlier today.

Because the bill contains an emergency clause, it takes effect immediately. The new law undoes the accidental inclusion of dealers in autographed books by a 2016 law intended to crack down on fake movie and sports memorabilia.

Here is the text.

The signing of the new bill has not been reported anywhere else, not even the social media pages of its sponsor, the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America.

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