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Topic - Peter Velasco
President Obama took a big hit financially last year because of plummeting book sales that cut into his royalties, but he still has his State Department as a customer.
"Broadly speaking, the Department of State has historically purchased books for the purpose of engaging with key foreign contacts and host country citizens interested in learning about the United States," he said.
He said the collections at the embassies include volumes on history, politics and culture, and include other books by U.S. presidents.