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  • Illinois library contest aimed at changing e-book policies

    Illinois library contest aimed at changing e-book policies
    Public libraries in Illinois want to be just like Oprah — at least in one way. They want to replicate the talk show host's success in turning some relatively unknown writers into best-selling authors through her book club. The Soon to be...
  • Starring Lizzie Skurnick as herself: Hopkins grad revives young-adult fiction

    Starring Lizzie Skurnick as herself: Hopkins grad revives young-adult fiction
    They were novels discussed in whispers during class, passed around among groups of friends and read by flashlight late into the night. They explored serious topics — race and class, body image, sex, addiction, divorce. And, says author and...
  • 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...
  • Is book banning increasing in American schools and public libraries?

    Is book banning increasing in American schools and public libraries?
    This week, the Kids’ Right to Read Project, a group that monitors book censorship, said the number of challenges to books reported to the group increased by 53% in 2013. Project coordinator Acacia O'Connor told Shelf Awareness that she could not...
  • Before selling Women & Children First bookstore, owners offer gift ideas

     Before selling Women & Children First bookstore, owners offer gift ideas
    We all love great stories. So, for Christmas gift ideas, I asked Linda Bubon and Ann Christophersen, owners of Women & Children First bookstore, to recommend five books with top-notch storytelling. Bubon and Christophersen announced this fall that...
  • Why it's OK to sell 'Duck Dynasty' star Phil Robertson's book

    Phil Robertson doesn’t like gay dudes. William Powell can teach a surly teenager to make bombs that kill people. Both of them wrote books. The star of "Duck Dynasty," Robertson’s memoir “Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as a...
  • For businesses on The Avenue, charity begins at home

    So here we are already, just days away from Hampden's kickoff to the Christmas season — the seasonal lighting of the Miracle on 34th Street, the light display in the 700 block. The lighting takes place each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving....
  • Amazon wants indie bookstores to sell Kindles, but they'd rather not

    Amazon wants indie bookstores to sell Kindles,  but they'd rather not
    Amazon on Tuesday announced a program, called Amazon Source, making its Kindle e-readers, tablets and accessories available for independent bookstores to sell to their customers. The bookstores can purchase the devices at a discount and then, in some...
  • Amazon offers incentives for independent bookstores to sell Kindles

    Amazon.com wants to help out the corner bookstore.  The Seattle Internet giant on Wedneday introduced Amazon Source, a program that enables independent booksellers to earn money from the sale of Kindle e-books -- if they sell Kindle devices and...
  • Coming to a bookstore near you: Authors as booksellers

    It's not hard to find an author at a bookstore: Just go during the early evening and look for the person squinting under the bright lights, reading to a small crowd of people seated in folding chairs. But on Small Business Saturday, the roles will be...
  • Whoopi Goldberg presents Moms Mabley

    "A woman is a woman till the day she dies. But a man's a man only as long as he can," said Moms Mabley. FINALLY, because good documentaries take a long time to put together and produce, we will get to see Whoopi Goldberg's historical presentation of...