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  • Southern California independent booksellers celebrate 2013 favorites

    Southern California independent booksellers celebrate 2013 favorites
    The Southern California Independent Booksellers Assn. -- SCIBA -- celebrated its favorite books of the last year and got to know some writers with books on the way Friday night at its 2013 Authors Feast. The event includes the SCIBA Awards, a look...
  • 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...
  • Author doesn't want you to buy his book on Amazon

    Novelist and independent bookseller Jaime Clarke has, like many writers before him, launched a website tied to the promotion of his new book. "Vernon Downs" will be available from Amazon in April 2014, but his website urges readers to consider pre-...
  • Biblioracle: The big box conundrum

    Biblioracle: The big box conundrum
    Barnes & Noble is in trouble. Holiday sales were disappointing, down 10.9 percent over last year. Even the Nook is struggling, unit sales also down over 10 percent from a year ago. And Publishers Weekly recently reported on a dispute over terms...
  • The Book Stall is ready to turn the page

    The Book Stall is ready to turn the page
    As the nation's independent bookstores fight for their lives in the bare-knuckle scrum that is modern publishing commerce, all eyes are on Winnetka. "Oh yes," said Oren Teicher, CEO of the American Bookseller's Association. "I am very, very aware of the...
  • Tigerman builds a new home for Seminary Co-op

    Tigerman builds a new home for Seminary Co-op
    Though the Seminary Co-op's new digs will be almost three times the size of its former basement lair, the architects have worked closely with the bookstore's management to recreate the labyrinthine, wandering sense of discovery. For Stanley Tigerman,...
  • The Biblioracle: Best-sellers differ in print and digital formats

    The Biblioracle: Best-sellers differ in print and digital formats
    It's getting complicated in the world of publishing. Unlike last year, the top-selling books in print and those in digital are rather different, according to a story in Publishers Weekly reporting on sales during the first six months of the year....
  • Booksellers' catch-22

    Booksellers' catch-22
    If you've ever walked into a Barnes & Noble, you have no doubt noticed the new releases pyramid front and center. If a book is in the news or written by a celebrity author, you will find it in this display. I always give it a quick circle and often...
  • Stephanie Hochschild prepares for new role at The Book Stall

    Stephanie Hochschild prepares for new role at The Book Stall
    If a predisposition to love literature were genetic, Stephanie Hochschild would be a gene carrier. Her mother is a librarian at the National Library of Medicine in her hometown of Bethesda, Md., and her aunt was a high school librarian in Florida. Her...
  • Giving the gift of literature

    Giving the gift of literature
    They're meaningful, beautiful, portable, and, by the standards of modern gift giving, appealingly inexpensive. They also ship and wrap easily, and allow me to put my money where my heart is: art, ideas and the written word. So why did I hesitate for so...
  • First editions: A rare present

    First editions: A rare present
    Never mind the Morlocks. For a book lover, the most chilling scene in the 1960 screen adaptation of "The Time Machine" is the one in which the Time Traveler is taken to the decrepit library of the Eloi race. "I can learn all I want about you from books,"...