| Jun 30, 2014
| 7:48 AM
A New York bookstore is launching a book drive for unaccompanied immigrant children on July 10. The shop, La Casa Azul Bookstore, asks that the books be new or gently used, for pre-kindergarten through 8th grade, culturally appropriate and in Spanish....
| Jul 8, 2014
| 1:34 PM
How can anyone forget the chaos and pandemonium that was the threatened Huy Fong Foods Sriracha ban, or “SrirachaGate 2014” as many have dubbed it? There was a hurricane of emotions ravaging hot sauce fans when they thought the condiment might...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 12:04 PM
“Are books the new vinyl? I think they are,” Jen Hitchcock says. A 20-year veteran of the music industry, she had seen vinyl records disappear and then return as a viable form. When she was laid off from her job in music publishing, she took...
| Jul 11, 2014
The closing of antiquarian book store Bookman's Alley last year was a sad chapter in the literary life of the North Shore. But it wasn't the final chapter. Last month, Bookends & Beginnings, a new independent bookstore, opened in the Bookman's Alley...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 9:29 AM
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...
| May 8, 2014
| 1:00 PM
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...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 9:14 AM
Apple has settled a portion of its e-book price-fixing case involving several state governments which were seeking up to $840 million on behalf of consumers.
The terms of the settlement were not disclosed in a document filed Monday with a U.S. Federal...
| May 18, 2014
| 6:00 AM
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...
| May 23, 2014
| 2:45 PM
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...
| May 28, 2014
| 3:49 PM
England has the Man Booker ($83,000) and the Folio Fiction Prize ($66,000). American poets have the Kingsley Tufts Award ($100,000) and the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize ($100,000). English-language writers worldwide, working in any genre, are eligible for...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 11:27 AM
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...