The American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression (ABFFE) announced that it is postponing an online auction of original children’s art that had been scheduled to run through Banned Books Week (Sept. 30-Oct. 6). ABFFE president Chris Finan said that ABFFE had fallen short of the number of pieces that it had hoped to offer. It will continue to solicit donations and hold the auction later in the fall. “We have received many lovely pieces, but we need a little more time,” Finan said. “We’re also hoping that holding the auction during gift-buying season will give us a boost.”

Artists who are interested in donating to the auction may contact Finan at