| 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...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 1:09 PM
Though the Seminary Co-op's new digs will be almost three times the size of its former basement lair, the architects have worked closely with the bookstore's management to recreate the labyrinthine, wandering sense of discovery.
For Stanley Tigerman,...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 5:59 PM
As the nation's independent bookstores fight for their lives in the bare-knuckle scrum that is modern publishing commerce, all eyes are on Winnetka.
"Oh yes," said Oren Teicher, CEO of the American Bookseller's Association. "I am very, very aware of the...
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 8, 2012
| 10:37 PM
Publishing insiders worry that a decisive court ruling benefiting retailer Amazon.com Inc. will undermine an industry already struggling with the transition to e-books.
A federal court Thursday approved a settlement between the Justice Department and...
| Sep 12, 2010
Not that long ago, e-books were an oddity: Devices were expensive, and those who invested in them struggled to find something good to read. But the age of preferring paperbacks is starting to look like the late era of CDs — e-books are ascendant....
| Jan 6, 2012
| 5:53 PM
Jo Keller relies on her Kindle when she travels so she can forgo lugging hardback books, but when it comes to her children's reading habits, she feels differently.
She has squirreled away many of the books she read as a child growing up in England and is...
| Aug 2, 2010
When you walk into the Taschen bookstore in Beverly Hills, it feels as if you are entering the lavish private library of an art scholar. Illuminated shelves are lined with stunning and elaborate volumes on artists, architects, photographers and designers....
| Aug 9, 2010
| 3:33 PM
Illinois families already shell out more money for K-12 textbooks than parents anywhere else in the country, but now they face even steeper bills after the state wiped out funding for schoolbooks.
With the state in fiscal crisis, the Illinois State Board...