Obama hails booksellers as he kicks off ABA Winter Institute

Obama hails booksellers as he kicks off ABA Winter Institute

Barack Obama kicked off the American Booksellers Association (ABA) Winter Institute yesterday (18th February) by thanking bookstores for their work in passing on knowledge.

Following a montage highlighting the resilience of booksellers in a challenging year, the former US President recalled how as a child he found a pile of hardcover books at a sale and reading became a “refuge” that expanded his mind and forged his identity.

He said: “What happened to me, you're providing for so many other kids and teenagers and adults around the world. The same thing that those rummage sales first provi...

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