Canadian booksellers push to lower import barriers

The Toronto Globe and Mail is reporting:

Canadian bookstores should be at liberty to import books from the United States or elsewhere, without being required to buy them by way of a Canadian-based book publisher as the distributor. The trade barrier that now exists, and which raises the prices of books for consumers, should be repealed.The near-parity of the Canadian and American dollars has heightened attention to this particular instance of cultural protectionism – notably among readers who can compare U.S. and Canadian prices, often printed on book covers. Some publishers have taken to showing only the Canadian price on covers, to prevent comparisons.

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