Publishers Weekly, the book review magazine printed continuously since 1872 known as the trade journal for publishers, librarians, literary agents and bookstores, has launched a fundraising effort to re-elect Barack Obama.

An ad featured on the Internet and sent out to an email list from a address promotes a June 18 event called “Publishing People for Obama.” The ad says “the book industry is getting together to make sure Obama is re-elected.” The event is to be held at Midtown Loft at Fifth Avenue and 29th in New York City.

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