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Australian bookshop to no longer stock Harry Potter books after JK Rowling's transgender controversy
Screenshot of Rabble Books & Games' post, announcing they will stop stocking JK Rowling's books
Screenshot of Rabble Books & Games' post, announcing they will stop stocking JK Rowling's books Credit: Rabble Books & Games, Courtesy of Facebook

Perth bookshop Rabble Books and Games has announced they will stop stocking JK Rowling's Harry Potter books to make the shop a "safer place" for its customers. This comes after Rowling came under fire for her comments about transgender people and her misleading portrayal of cross-dressing in her recent book "Troubled Blood".

"While 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," so the store's statement. "We know that HP means a lot to a lot of people and that often you want to share them with the youngsters in your life. We will always be happy to order them in for you, as with any books we don’t stock," they wrote and added that all the profits of those sales will be going to the Australian organisations TransFolk of WA.

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Daniel Radcliffe reads first Harry Potter chapter on WizardingWorld.com
Hogwarts letter
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Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe is reading the first chapter 'The Boy Who Lived' of Philosopher’s Stone/Sorcerer’s Stone, the first books in the Harry Potter series, on the Wizarding World website. The platform has introduced their new program 'Harry Potter At Home' and will release more chapters read by celebrities over the next weeks.