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Let Books Be Books campaign update

Since we launched the Let Books Be Books campaign in March we’ve seen major publishers confirm that they will no longer publish titles labelled ‘for girls’ or ‘for boys’.  So who’s still holding out for gendered marketing, and where next for the campaign?

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Paperchase to withdraw gendered activity books

We’re really pleased that high-street stationer Paperchase has announced it will be withdrawing its ‘Boys Activity Pad’ and ‘Girls Activity Pad’ sets following the summer sale, following customer feedback. Read more…

Usborne confirms – no more books ‘for boys’ or ‘for girls’

We’re really happy that award-winning children’s publisher Usborne Books have confirmed to us their decision to stop producing books with ‘for girls’ or ‘for boys’ in the title.

Usborne were the first publisher to respond positively to the #LetBooksBeBooks campaign, telling Guardian Books on 7 March that they took feedback on the gender-specific titles very seriously, and had no plans to produce any new gender-specific titles.  Read more…

Parragon books – no new girl/boy titles in the UK

Parragon Books are the latest retailer to respond to our Let Books Be Books campaign.

The publisher, whose current titles include   ‘1000 Girly stickers’ and ‘365 stories and rhymes for Boys’ have said that they have no plans for new  Boys/Girls titles in the UK. Read more…