Barnes and Noble announced ‘diverse editions’ of classic books. Then it got cancelled.
Barnes and Noble announced 'diverse editions' of classic books. Then it got cancelled.

Here we go again. 

As it reckons with its own diversity problems, the literary world attempted a misguided push towards increasing diversity — which was met with indignation, bewilderment, and a cancelled event. 

Earlier this week, AM New York reported that Barnes and Noble was partnering with Penguin Random House and TBWA/CHIAT/DAY, a division of the TBWA Worldwide advertising agency, to put together a collection of new “culturally diverse” covers for classic books, which were going to be available for purchase in the bookseller’s Fifth Avenue location in New York. 

Dubbed “Diverse Editions,” the collection was going to include new cover art featuring people of color for the following books:   Read more…

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