An Australian bookstore has banned the Harry Potter series to make the shop a ‘safer space’.
Rabble Books and Games, in Perth, announced it would cease stocking JK Rowling novels after she was accused of transphobia over her latest book.
Owner Nat Latter said on Facebook the store would ‘not put books by transphobes on the shelves’ and asked customers for suggested alternatives.
In June the bestselling author made headlines again after she mocked an online article on Twitter for using the words ‘people who menstruate’ instead of ‘women’.
The 55-year-old was hit by what she described as ‘relentless attacks’ after writing: ‘I’m sure there used to be a word for those people. Someone help me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?’Her remarks sparked backlash from Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and Eddie Redmayne, stars of the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts movies.