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  • Caldecott, Newbery Medals awarded by American Library Assn.

    Caldecott, Newbery Medals awarded by American Library Assn.
    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...
  • Diesel Books opens its fourth store

    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,...
  • Three independent bookstores sue Amazon, publishers

    Three independent bookstores sue Amazon, publishers
    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....
  • Amazon's 'technical issue' blocked e-book purchases overnight

    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...
  • Entertainment 2013 coupon books on clearance for $5.99

    Entertainment 2013 coupon books on clearance for $5.99
    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...
  • Enjoy summer reading on the cheap

    Enjoy summer reading on the cheap
    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...
  • Friends of the Libraries: Seeing the world on the page

    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...
  • Editorial: Connecticut Stands Ground On Gun Safety

    Editorial: Connecticut Stands Ground On Gun Safety
    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...
  • Small Business Saturday Promotes Buy Local

    Small Business Saturday Promotes Buy Local
    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...
  • Small Business Saturday Helps Kick Off Holiday Shopping Season

    Small Business Saturday Helps Kick Off Holiday Shopping Season
    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...
  • Amazon and Apple customers to get credits for price-fixed e-books

    Amazon and Apple customers to get credits for price-fixed e-books
    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...