Belarus bookshop rallies against publishing crackdown

Independent publishing house Lohvinau launches crowdfunding campaign after government imposed heavy fine on Minsk literary hub“We are trapped in an absurd and unjust situation which threatens not only the existence of Lohvinau Bookstore but which endangers the possibility to publish books freely in Belarus”.This is the plea from staff at Minsk’s celebrated Lohvinau publishing house and bookshop, who have set up a crowdfunding page to help pay a heavy government fine that threatens to put the store out of business. Related: Belarusian publisher on trial for selling books without state registration A chill on publishers, and a significant barrier to the flow of information and cultural exchangeBelsat journos call to support Lohvinau publishing house persecuted in #Belarus #savelohvinau http://t.co/u82XlicUQE pic.twitter.com/Ww180c9NS2 Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

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