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  • 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...
  • A quest to find Cervantes' bones

    A quest to find Cervantes' bones
    A quest to find the bones of Miguel de Cervantes is on in Spain. The author of "Don Quixote" died in 1616, and the rough location of his burial is known. He was interred at the Convent of las Trinitarias Descalzas in Madrid. Where his remains remain...
  • 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...
  • Two newly discovered Octavia Butler stories to be published as e-book

    Two recently discovered stories by Octavia Butler will be published together as new e-book. Open Road Media will publish the aptly titled "Unexpected Stories" on June 24. The stories, titled "A Necessary Being" and "Child Finder," were written by Butler...
  • Man vs. Novel: Bear Grylls' big book deal

    Man vs. Novel: Bear Grylls' big book deal
    Bear Grylls, the British-born survivalist and star of the reality television show "Man vs. Wild," has done many crazy and dangerous things in his life.  He's circled the British Isles on a Jet Ski, been nearly paralyzed in a parachuting accident,...
  • Harper Lee's 'To Kill a Mockingbird' will finally be an e-book

    Harper Lee's 'To Kill a Mockingbird' will finally be an e-book
    Harper Lee calls herself old-fashioned. She says she likes dusty books and libraries. But even she has joined the e-book age and agreed to allow her classic novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" to be published as an e-book. HarperCollins will release the e-...
  • James Patterson: 'I'm an okay writer, but a very good storyteller'

    James Patterson: 'I'm an okay writer, but a very good storyteller'
    "I think I'm an okay writer, but a very good storyteller," James Patterson tells Fast Company's Co.Create. Patterson sat down with the magazine to tell them how he writes. He's the world's bestselling writer; one out of every 17 hardcover books sold...
  • 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...
  • The watchdog at L.A. Unified

    The watchdog at L.A. Unified
    Amid allegations of overbilling, environmental hazards and spiraling costs at the Belmont Learning Center in downtown L.A. in the late 1990s, the state Legislature created a separate investigative office within the Los Angeles Unified School District. The...
  • New strategy would drop college textbook costs to zero

    New strategy would drop college textbook costs to zero
    Holding a whiteboard, the University of Maryland, College Park students scrawled their complaints and posed for a picture. "My name is Justin and I spent $114 on ONE textbook," a student wrote. "My name is Jeff and I spent $736 on textbooks," wrote...
  • Music City also has one heck of a bookstore

    Music City also has one heck of a bookstore
    This may be known as Music City, but it also has one heck of an independent bookstore. The main reason is Ann Patchett, the best-selling novelist of "Bel Canto" and "State of Wonder" and the just-released collection of essays "This Is the Story of a Happy...