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  • Zola acquires Bookish, consolidating book discovery sites

    When people go online to find a book, one site rules them all: Amazon.com. Amazon's dominance as an e-book seller and its importance selling print books has made the online retailer the go-to source of all things bookish -- something Bookish hoped to...
  • Spanish-language books flourish thanks to e-readers

    Spanish-language books flourish thanks to e-readers
    For decades, finding Spanish-language books in the U.S. was like tilting at windmills. Booksellers stocked few titles in the language of Cervantes, and those they carried came at a hefty premium. A paperback copy of "Don Quijote" in the original Spanish...
  • Allentown used bookstore to close

    While a deluge of restaurants and retail shops are expected to fill downtown Allentown in the wake of the PPL Center's debut in the fall, the city will soon be losing another bookstore. Another Story used bookstore at 524 N. 18th St. (near Wert's Cafe)...
  • Younger book dealers are diving into the antiquarian trade

     Younger book dealers are diving into the antiquarian trade
    In the dark economic times of 2009, Dan Whitmore decided to give up being a lawyer in downtown Los Angeles to sell antiquarian books. "People in the firm thought I was nuts," he says. Now he runs Whitmore Rare Books from his home in Altadena. At 33, he'...
  • It's Freebie Friday: Scads 'O free stuff, retail coupons and dining deals

    It's Freebie Friday: Scads 'O free stuff, retail coupons and dining deals
    It's Freebie Friday! We've got some great offers today. Save $10 on gas cards at Publix through Sunday and grandparents get in free at Butterfly World on Saturday and Sunday, too. Use my long list to make a mad grab for freebies and save with retail...
  • It's Shopping Saturday! Save with retail coupons

    It's Shopping Saturday! Save with retail coupons
    Freebie Friday morphs into Shopping Saturday! Our fabulous freebie free-for-all goes coupon crazy so you can save at your all fave stores.  Plus, we have dining deals and fun things to do so you can keep on saving right through Sunday. "Like" our...
  • James Patterson to give $1 million to independent bookstores

    James Patterson to give $1 million to independent bookstores
    Bestselling author James Patterson wants to support independent bookstores, and he's putting his money where his heart is. On Monday he pledged to give $1 million to independent bookstores in the next year. "We’re making this transition to e-...
  • 5 ways to beat the psychology of overspending

    A recent study reported in Scientific American showed a complex relationship between economic behavior, emotions and childhood experiences. When people who had grown up when money was tight were reminded about the recent recession, they were more likely...
  • Film fest weds new tech, kids classics

    Film fest weds new tech, kids classics
    It is not hard to know what American publisher, bookseller and editor Frederic Melcher had in mind when he proposed the creation of an annual award for the year's best children's book: "To encourage original creative work in the field of books for...
  • George Packer on his new Amazon story in the New Yorker

    Amazon is good for online shoppers, but is it good for books? That's what George Packer asks in this week's New Yorker, in a long article that looks at the online retailer as disruptor. Amazon can be difficult to write about -- the company would not...
  • Announcing the L.A. Times Book Prize finalists for 2013

    Announcing the L.A. Times Book Prize finalists for 2013
    The finalists for the 34th annual L.A. Times Book Prizes were announced Wednesday morning: 50 books in 10 categories are in the running to win the L.A. Times Book Prizes, to be awarded in April. Two authors will receive special recognition: John Green...