Northern Pulp Threatens Boycott of Bookstores

In Nova Scotia, a pulp mill’s threat to boycott a local bookstore if it hosted an author’s book-signing event has backfired.

 

Northern Pulp’s threatened boycott of Coles for hosting Joan Baxter and selling copies of The Mill: Fifty Years of Pulp and Protest has sparked public interest in the book and boosted sales.

 

In The Advocate of Pictou County, Amanda Jess reports:

http://pictouadvocate.com/2017/12/13/joan-baxters-book-sells-signing-ends/

 

In The Chronicle Herald, Francis Campbell reports:

http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1528218-sales-interest-in-the-mill-rise-after-northern-pulp-tries-to-suppress-book

 

At Springtide, Mark Coffin interviews Joan Baxter.

 

Podcast length: 40 minutes:

http://www.springtide.ngo/joan-baxter-mill-book/

 

At Atlantic Books Today, Erica Butler interviews Joan Baxter:

http://atlanticbookstoday.ca/northern-pulp-protest-shuts-down-joan-baxters-the-mill-book-signing/

 

In the Halifax Examiner, Stephen Kimber writes:

https://www.halifaxexaminer.ca/province-house/northern-pulp-bullies-canadas-biggest-bookstore-chain-wins-and-then-loses/

Links courtesy of Franklin Carter

Editor and Researcher

Book and Periodical Council

Freedom of Expression Committee

Toronto, Canada