By their very nature, you would think, booksellers are defenders of free speech. Even chain booksellers. In the case of Waterstone's, however, it appears not. To invite poet Patrick Jones to sign copies of his new book, Darkness Is Where the Stars Are – sign copies, mark you, not even read from it – and then to cancel the invitation because of a campaign by Christian Voice is the most craven kind of self-censorship.
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