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Quebec government to examine book-price regulation

Just a few of the authors and artists who support the campaign.

One year after French-language book distributors launched the Our Books at Fair Price campaign, it appears as if the idea may have support from the Parti Québécois government.

According to CTV, the Quebec government is considering the regulation of book prices as a means of protecting independent booksellers. The proposed plan could include fixing prices on books, regardless of where they’re sold or their format (digital or print), and reducing discounts on bestselling titles.

A parliamentary commission will begin hearings on Aug. 19.