“What was once an occasional distraction and disruption has increasingly become a daily occurrence,” said Ray Daniels, the American Booksellers Association (ABA) chief communications officer, at the outset of the Winter Institute session “Book Banning: Stores, Authors and Communities: What Can We Do?” He went on describe how book bans affect bookstores, authors and communities, with challenges in stores turning into the quiet censorship of books turned spine-out, harassment of staff, social troubles and more. He then asked the panelists how they’ve addressed this issue in their own communities.