| Nov 29, 2013
| 4:44 PM
In his home in Los Angeles among several wood and porcelain cat statuettes, 85-year-old Jerome Joseph sat next to his modest collection of about 100 books and his cat, Takei, which he describes as the best cat in L.A.
His small cache at home belies...
| Nov 30, 2013
Whether the cook on your holiday gift list is interested in reading about family and food in Soviet Russia or the preparation of classic French dishes such as jambon au foin ("ham in hay"), baking pies or making authentic pasta carbonara, this fall has...
| Nov 30, 2013
A movement started by Seattle author Sherman Alexie has made its way to South Florida: Big-name authors will work in bookstores in support of Small Business Saturday.
Dave Barry and nine others will be at the Coral Gables Books and Books (265 Aragon...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 3:07 AM
* Online shoppers stick to shopping lists, browse less
* Exposed firms include Nestle, Mondelez, Coke, Pepsi, Time
* Quarter of consumer goods sales seen moving online -
* Convenience stores, pick-up points are new hot spots for...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Not long ago the writer Sherman Alexie missed one of his readings, standing up fans at the Queen Anne Book Company, a store in Seattle.
"It was Little League season and I completely spaced out," Alexie said. "I owed them a big atonement." The bookstore'...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 10:28 AM
Here’s something to consider when you’re Christmas shopping for that teen or young adult in your family.
Yes, young people spend a lot of time reading and writing short messages on their smartphones, or listening to music and playing games...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 6:50 AM
Let's assume that "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" devours all of the box office munchies when it opens Nov. 22. I don't think that's an unreasonable assumption.
Movie industry pundits estimate that the sequel will take in between $160 million and...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 2:36 PM
So here we are already, just days away from Hampden's kickoff to the Christmas season — the seasonal lighting of the Miracle on 34th Street, the light display in the 700 block. The lighting takes place each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving....
| Nov 13, 2013
| 1:27 PM
It's not hard to find an author at a bookstore: Just go during the early evening and look for the person squinting under the bright lights, reading to a small crowd of people seated in folding chairs. But on Small Business Saturday, the roles will be...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 9:24 AM
For the past few years, Atomic Books owner Benn Ray envisioned one day transforming the back area of his Hampden bookstore from a record store into a cafe. And instead of serving coffee, the bar would sell beer and wine.
“I like the idea of being...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 2:59 AM
Freebie Friday morphs into Shopping Saturday! Our fabulous freebie free-for-all goes coupon crazy so you can save at your all fave stores. Day Light Saving time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, so you'll have an extra hour to shop or play this weekend! Save $10...