| Jun 28, 2013
| 6:00 AM
It is hard to imagine a more gentlemanly trade than the buying and selling of old books. The very word "antiquarian" evokes tweedy, bespectacled fellows moving between dusty shelves to pull down some esoteric intellectual treasure. But as Travis McDade...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 8:20 AM
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...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 1:41 PM
We're swamped with social media sites. There's Facebook and Twitter, Tumblr and Path. And Instagram, and Pinterest. For book lovers, there are Goodreads and LibraryThing. Do we really need another site?
Some of the biggest social media sites...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 6:27 PM
A long time ago, some poor writer took on the task of novelizing the screenplay of the Burt Reynolds-Dyan Cannon private eye movie "Shamus," filmed in a Hollywood age when leading men had chest hair and big mustaches instead of sallow vampire skin and...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 2:22 PM
For some reason, I have been reading a number of books set in foreign countries. Three that I will recommend are "Say You're One of Them" by Uwem Akpan (Africa), "Finding Nouf" by Zoe Ferraris (Saudi Arabia) and "Death in a Strange Country" by Donna...
| Jan 13, 2013
| 6:52 PM
The first black-and-white Zenith television set arrived at our Berlin area farm home in 1952 during my preschool years.
In the early 1950s we were fortunate if we had two or three stations to choose from and along with Leave it to Beaver, Howdy...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 4:33 PM
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...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 4:25 PM
Penguin has settled with the Department of Justice in the e-book price-fixing case brought against Apple and five publishers this year. Three of the other publishers involved &38212; Hachette, Simon & Schuster and HarperCollins — have already agreed...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 1:59 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — The story of 2012 in publishing was the story of "Fifty Shades of Grey," in more ways than one.
E L James' erotic trilogy was easily the year's biggest hit, selling more than 35 million copies in the U.S. alone and topping...
| May 6, 2013
| 2:38 PM
A Whale of a Tale Bookshoppe in Orange County will close it doors at the end of May. Owner Alexandra Uhl promises that the children's bookstore will reopen elsewhere in Irvine in the coming months -- but in a smaller location, with fewer hours.
| Apr 17, 2013
| 2:58 PM
Christine Trent is a bit of a travel guide — but not in the traditional sense.
She might take you to far-off places and breathtaking locales.
You’ll meet interesting and influential people and get a glimpse of their lives and careers....
| Mar 29, 2013
| 3:15 PM
A used bookstore is moving into the former Borders Books & Music building on Garland Groh Boulevard in Hagerstown.
Laura Collins, a spokeswoman for 2nd & Charles, said the used bookstore chain is planning to open in Hagerstown by the end of April....