Here is a quick follow up to my post about religious books sneaking into science sections of bookstores. A very nice customer representative called me and told me that they completely agree that the book, Darwin’s Doubt should be filed under Religion and that it will be filed this way in the stores (because they can control that). If it is in Science, it is misfiled so I will bring it up with staff if I see this in their stores.
Now the annoying part. Chapters-Indigo attempted to overwrite the information the publisher sent to them (this being that Darwin’s Doubt is a science book) when filing their books online and I know they did do this because I checked in July and took this screen capture. However, the publisher, Harper Collins over rode the bookstore’s changes. Apparently publishers have this power. So, I’m going to be emailing Harper Collins Canada next. I’m sure their response, if I get one, will be tepid but this really is an outrage, especially because a Canadian bookstore recognizes that the author is being deceptive about science. I encourage everyone to ask some hard questions of Harper Collins.
However, I am very happy that Indigo-Chapters did change the filing in stores and I’m glad the staff there accept evolution. We must be doing something right in our education! Keep up the good work, Canadians and try to give Chapters-Indigo your patronage for being advocates for science and truth!