JK Rowling banned from bookshelves to create a ‘safe space for the trans community’. JK Rowling books have been banned by an Australian store as a show of support for the trans community.
Rabble Books and Games in Maylands, Perth, announced on Wednesday (September 16) that it has ceased stocking new novels by JK Rowling, including those under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. Harry Potter books will be removed from bookshelves, but will be available by request. The profits from any that are sold will be donated to the trans and gender diverse support service, TransFolk of WA.
“We are always trying to make Rabble a safer space for our community, and part of that is trying not to put books by transphobes on the shelves, when we know about them,” said owner Nat Latter on Facebook.
“Whilst stocking a book isn’t an endorsement (good grief, that would be a minefield), and we will always take orders for books that aren’t in stock, there are more worthy books to put on the shelf, books that don’t harm communities and won’t make us sad to unpack them.”
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