| 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...
| Dec 27, 2011
Don't call the Ivy Bookshop's new owners New Yorkers.
Sure, Ed Berlin and his wife Ann have lived in the orbit of Manhattan for more than three decades, working in corporate careers. But they insist they love Baltimore — Ed was raised in Forest...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 4:39 PM
A U.S. Supreme Court non-decision this week will mean more than $10 million for Connecticut's coffers right away, and beyond that could embolden the state to go after a class of taxes that has been fuzzy but is growing clearer.
The issue is how and...
| 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...
| May 10, 2012
| 6:52 AM
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — If you believe the glossy travel magazines, Santa Barbara drips money, and any visitor had better be ready to have their wallet leak all over the place, too. Touted as "the American Riviera," it's up there with Palm Beach,...
| May 17, 2012
| 8:21 PM
For those who dislike being stuck without a good book to read, remember that our Costa Mesa libraries will be closed on May 28 for Memorial Day.
The Friends of the Costa Mesa Libraries Bookstore behind the Mesa Verde Library will be closed May 26 and...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 4:50 AM
Embracing new technology instead of resisting it will keep his business afloat in coming years, said Matt Norcross, owner of McLean and Eakin, an independent bookstore in downtown Petoskey.
Surrounded by heavy, hardcover books in the basement of his...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 2:31 PM
Some think the end of the bookstore began in Washington County more than 20 years ago when Hatcher’s bookstore burned on West Washington Street.
It was a spectacular fire. I learned about it on the road from a picture in the New York Times. It...
| 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...
| Jun 1, 2012
You are reading this and so I assume that you love books and that you will be attending next weekend's orgy of all things literary, aka Printers Row Lit Fest.
It was founded in 1985 by the indomitable Betty Cerf Hill as a means to, as she said, "bring...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 4:56 AM
Amazon's book selection is about to get a little more romantic, mysterious and cowboy-fied.
Amazon is buying small publisher Avalon Books and its backlist of 3,000 titles. Avalon's books fall mainly in the romance, mystery and Western genres.