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  • In 'This Changes Everything,' Naomi Klein sounds climate alarm

    In 'This Changes Everything,' Naomi Klein sounds climate alarm
    Naomi Klein has made a career critiquing the effects of global capital and consumerism. Her 2000 book "No Logo" looked at the exploitation of workers by large multinationals, including Nike; her follow-up, "The Shock Doctrine" (2007), examined the ways in...
  • Lawrence Wright's new book vividly recalls 1978 Camp David summit

    Lawrence Wright's new book vividly recalls 1978 Camp David summit
    There's an air of tragedy hovering over Lawrence Wright's excellent new book on the 1978 peace negotiations at Camp David, presided over by then-President Jimmy Carter. During those fateful autumn days, the world watched as three world leaders —...
  • Book Bucks Vs. Student Needs

    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. A...
  • Forget Kindle -- a new bookstore is opening in Winter Park

    Forget Kindle -- a new bookstore is opening in Winter Park
    Lauren Zimmerman is well aware that the eBook has become all the rage, and that for millions of twentysomethings, downloading a book onto their laptap within seconds is preferable to buying the paperback copy. But this lover of hardcover and paperback...
  • Great bookstores? In L.A.? You bet.

    Great bookstores? In L.A.? You bet.
    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...
  • Henry Kissinger's 'World Order' is a timely warning

    Henry Kissinger's 'World Order' is a timely warning
    The wall-builders are winning. In an age in which advances in technology, communications and transportation have dramatically shrunk the distance between cultures and countries, in a nation that became a global superpower by assuming a leadership role...
  • 'The Half Has Never Been Told' looks at the economics of slavery

    'The Half Has Never Been Told' looks at the economics of slavery
    The image of the genteel, benevolent Southern slave owner was the creation of early 20th century artists and writers like D.W. Griffith and Margaret Mitchell. Life on the antebellum plantation, they led us to believe, was as languid as a slow-moving river...
  • In pulp writer's heaven: On the confessions of an Amazon author

    In pulp writer's heaven: On the confessions of an Amazon author
    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...
  • Steve Paul: As Amazon.com battles for domination, a tale of a minnow in its shark tank

    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...
  • Amazon ignites culture clash over France's beloved bookstores

    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...
  • For college textbooks, newer -- and pricier -- isn't always better

    For college textbooks, newer -- and pricier -- isn't always better
    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...