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An iconic Portland bookstore has announced that it will not place the upcoming book “Unmasked” by conservative writer Andy Ngo on its shelves following a backlash.
KOIN reported that despite the decision by Powell’s Books not to display the anti-antifa book, a small crowd of protesters gathered outside the store’s flagship location on Monday, plastering the windows with signs and prompting the store to close early as a safety precaution.
“This book will not be placed on our shelves. We will not promote it. That said, it will remain in our online catalog,” a statement on Powell’s Twitter page said. “We carry a lot of books we find abhorrent, as well as those that we treasure.”
At Powell’s, a lot of our inventory is hand-picked and hand-promoted. And a lot of our