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  • Father's Day book buying: an adventure story

    Father's Day book buying: an adventure story
    Buying anyone a book as a gift can be a potentially fraught experience, but it’s especially difficult to get your dad something. I’ll never forget the time my father opened a package containing Erik Larson’s excellent “In the...
  • Amazon update: Time Warner faces Hachette-style order delays

    As the dispute between Amazon and Hachette dragged into its sixth week, the online retailer has turned its anti-shopping tactics against another target: Time Warner.  Forthcoming DVD and Blu-ray releases from Warner Home Video, including "The Lego...
  • Mysterious Galaxy to close its Redondo Beach bookstore

    Mysterious Galaxy will close its retail store in Redondo Beach, the bookseller quietly announced this week. The last day the store will be open to customers will be June 15; until then, the store's books are on sale. In 2011, when Mysterious Galaxy...
  • Patterson's passion: getting kids to read

    Patterson's passion: getting kids to read
    — James Patterson, king of the airport novelists, spent much of last week being celebrated by the nation's independent booksellers. On its face, it seems like an irony: Author of unabashedly commercial fiction earns plaudits from snooty vendors of...
  • Knight Arts Challenge: 75 grant finalists named

    Knight Arts Challenge: 75 grant finalists named
    Fort Lauderdale’s FAT Village, the Lake Worth Community Redevelopment Agency and a Broward County poetry “Super Bowl” by the Jason Taylor Foundation are among the finalists announced Tuesday morning for a Knight Arts Challenge grant in...
  • Seite Books comes of age on the Eastside

     Seite Books comes of age on the Eastside
    When Adam Bernales and Denice Diaz started Seite Books in a little storefront in East Los Angeles, a lot of people thought their taste in books was too highbrow. The offerings on the store's first, sparsely stocked shelf when it opened in 2010...
  • Local roots key for independent booksellers

    Local roots key for independent booksellers
    From farmers markets to supermarkets, local-minded consumers are buying Florida-made produce, beers, even soap. Now Florida authors and booksellers are hoping to build on their own roots with a locally grown approach to literary marketing. Thanks to...
  • Aiming for a bestseller as California Bookstore Day gets set to launch

    Aiming for a bestseller as California Bookstore Day gets set to launch
    If you see a quote from Don DeLillo's "White Noise" spray-painted around the city next week, blame California Bookstore Day. A wooden stencil reading "California Deserves What it Gets" — suitable for graffiti or, less criminally, hanging on a wall...
  • Century Books founders Judith and Steve Marosvolgyi on the same page

    Century Books founders Judith and Steve Marosvolgyi on the same page
    The gig: Judith and Steve Marosvolgyi are the founders of Century Books, a used bookstore on Green Street in Pasadena. Judith and Steve were voracious readers while growing up in their native Hungary. After defecting to the United States in 1986, each...
  • Amazon amps up aggression toward publisher Hachette

    In less than four weeks, J.K. Rowling's next book will be published -- but readers hoping to pre-order it on Amazon will be disappointed. Although it had been available to pre-order for months, "The Silkworm," written under Rowling's pseudonym Robert...
  • Tavi Gevinson rockets from Rookie to teen pop-culture heights

     Tavi Gevinson rockets from Rookie to teen pop-culture heights
    In her Beatlemania schoolgirl outfit — gray miniskirt, knee-highs and electric-blue suede shoes — Tavi Gevinson looks like any other fashion-obsessed teen as she wanders the crowded aisles of Los Angeles' American Rag Cie. "I can't afford,...