Youth attracted to Pathfinder Press titles

Youth attracted to Pathfinder Press titles

Montreal—The Pathfinder Press booth was among 650 publishing houses at the Salon du Livre (book fair) in Montreal, which was attended by some 88,000 visitors Nov. 22-26, 2023. “With all the action this week, it was a very rich experience,” said a Pathfinder volunteer at the booth. “I was struck by how many young people were drawn to our books.”

The ‘action’ she referred to was the tens of thousands of teachers, hospital, and other Quebecois workers around the province taking part in picket lines and marches fighting for higher wages and better working conditions.

The bestseller at the booth was Pathfinder’s The Jewish Question: A Marxist Interpretation by Abram Leon, most in French. Many were looking for an explanation of what stood behind Hamas’ slaughter of Jews in Israel and the ensuing rise of antisemitism worldwide.

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