| Jan 28, 2013
| 11:26 AM
The American Library Assn. announced its 2013 book award winners Monday at its annual national conference, held this year in Seattle. While the best-known awards are the John Newbery Medal and the Caledecott Medal, there are dozens of awards, each of...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 7:20 AM
Diesel Books opened its fourth location on Friday in Larkspur, Calif. The bookstore now has four shops, all in California.
In Brentwood, Diesel is in the Brentwood Country Mart. The Mart's landlord has launched a similar group of shops in Larkspur,...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 2:56 PM
Three independent bookstores have filed a class action suit against Amazon and the six major publishers, accusing them of creating a monopoly in e-book sales. The complaint, filed in New York on Feb. 15, focuses on digital rights management, known as DRM....
| Nov 9, 2012
| 8:14 AM
On Thursday evening, it suddenly became impossible to purchase most e-books on Amazon. It was possible to buy hardcovers, paperbacks and audiobooks, but not most Kindle e-books from the online retailer's website. The purchase of most Kindle e-books had...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 3:28 AM
Score 2013 Entertainment book with great South Florida coupons for $5.99 each. The books regularly sell for $35 each. Coupons expire in November and sales are final.
The books, with editions for Fort Lauderdale/West Palm Beach and Miami, are packed with...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 6:56 PM
Although no one advocates the value of a good book more than a newspaper writer, there are ways to enjoy that summer beach read on the cheap.
From websites devoted to finding free digital books to special library sales, here are some ideas for cutting...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 2:22 PM
For some reason, I have been reading a number of books set in foreign countries. Three that I will recommend are "Say You're One of Them" by Uwem Akpan (Africa), "Finding Nouf" by Zoe Ferraris (Saudi Arabia) and "Death in a Strange Country" by Donna...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 4:38 PM
At the nation's capital, gun safety bills have been so watered down that a Washington Post columnist declared that the National Rifle Association "has already won."
That may be the case in Washington, but it is not in Hartford. Members of Congress may...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 7:40 PM
From Black Friday to Small Business Saturday, local stores are rolling out the red carpet urging neighbors to shop small.
Small Business Saturday is designed to recirculate dollars back into the local economy. Tom Lowenburg at Octavia Books says the...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 7:51 PM
Many locally owned businesses hope Black Friday shoppers will get their second wind for Small Business Saturday.
It is right between Black Friday and Cyber Monday and a chance for shoppers to support local business.
"Small Business Saturday is a...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 11:33 AM
Amazon and Apple have informed some e-book buyers that they'll receive credits for future book purchases, as part of a recent settlement three major publishers signed to settle a price-fixing lawsuit.
Eligible Kindle e-book customers will receive credits...