| Sep 6, 2014
| 5:00 AM
If anyone had told me before I moved to Los Angeles that it was a city of great bookstores, I would have said they were nuts. I grew up haunting the bookstores along Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley. Moe's. Cody's. Shakespeare & Company, all within spitting...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 4:25 PM
Southern Connecticut State University forbids those who sell textbooks — other than the official campus store — from advertising on campus. That policy is required as part of the contract the college has with the campus store operator.
| Aug 31, 2014
| 5:10 PM
At Cal State Stanislaus, computer science faculty maintain a small library of textbooks so students don't have to buy them.
Chico State history professor Susan Green invites former students to sell their used textbooks to new arrivals on the first day...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 3:05 PM
By his own account, the Austin-based writer Neal Pollack long ago gave up trying to pen the Great American Novel.
In 2011, his career as an author was effectively dead. He’d written one novel that sold very poorly, and four other books, and had...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 5:05 AM
PARIS Like many of the bouquinistes, the booksellers who line the banks of the Seine in the French capital, Bernard Terrades is a bit brusque.
Terrades specializes in thrillers, and he speaks in the clipped, precise patois of the literature he sells. And...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Almost 20 years ago, during one of my brief but most notable periods of insanity, I bought a bookstore.
Yes, I ventured into the bookselling business. I was floating on some years of experience as a book critic, journalist, book buyer, reader and...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 12:00 PM
At first glance, Donald Antrim's collection of short fiction, "The Emerald Light in the Air," looks like a departure — at least from the three novels for which he is known. If in the past, Antrim has played around the edges of reality — his...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 7:00 AM
We enter David Mitchell's new novel, "The Bone Clocks," through a conventional door: Holly Sykes, a mouthy British teenager in 1984, is sleeping with an older guy and spending time with a bad-news best friend. After a fight she decides to take off, a...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The story of Civil War spy Elizabeth Van Lew almost defies belief. A wealthy society woman living in Richmond, Va., during the Civil War, Van Lew engaged in extensive undercover work for the Union — right under the noses of the Confederacy. Not only...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 9:28 AM
There is more than a fortnight to wait for Haruki Murakami's new novel, "Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage," but today fans can get a taste at Slate. A review of the book that had been posted by The Guardian early Monday has been...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 7:46 AM
At 102 years old, literary scholar M.H. Abrams was awarded the National Humanities Medal on Monday at the White House by President Obama. Abrams is an emeritus professor at Cornell; in the 1950s, his students included Harold Bloom and Thomas Pynchon....