The new and used bookstore chain Half Price Books has joined the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund as its newest corporate member, the organization announced.
Half Price Books sells new, used and collectible comic books, and many locations have special comic book-related sales and events throughout the year. The bookstore celebrates the freedom to read each September during Banned Books Week. The CBLDF provides legal and educational resources that protect the freedom to read comics.
"First Amendment rights have been a part of Half Price Books’ core values since the company was founded back in 1972," said Kathy Doyle Thomas, Half Price Books' executive vice president and chief strategy officer. "We're thrilled to partner with a great organization like CBLDF and look forward to sharing our love of comics with a broader audience."
Other CBLDF corporate members include Abrams, Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, BOOM! Studios, comiXology, Dark Horse Comics, DC Entertainment, DCBS, Diamond Comic Distributors, IDW Publishing, Image Comics, Random House, ReedPOP, Valiant Entertainment, and TFAW.com.