Booksellers Challenge Age-Verification Law

The ABA and New Orleans bookstores Garden District Book Shop and Octavia Books are among the plaintiffs in a First Amendment suit aimed at overturning a Louisiana law requiring companies to verify the age of visitors to their websites or pay a steep fine.

Lee & Low Partners with Simmon College

Lee & Low Books has teamed up with the Center for the Study of Children’s Literature at Simmons College in Boston to offer a $100,000 scholarship fund to students of color entering graduate studies there.

McGuire Leaving PRH

Libby McGuire, who has been at Random House for 15 years, will be stepping down from her role as executive v-p and publisher of Ballantine Bantam Dell at the end of 2015.

Chambliss to Retire

After more than 20 years at the helm of Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association, executive director Thom Chambliss will retire in February.