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  • Electronic textbooks come to Indiana University, but not all students are buying

    Electronic textbooks come to Indiana University, but not all students are buying
    With technology becoming ever-present in our lives, that same technology is starting to change how college students interact with their textbooks. Indiana University has been piloting a program for the past few years that puts some students in classes...
  • With courthouse closed, couple ties the knot at Annapolis Bookstore

    With courthouse closed, couple ties the knot at Annapolis Bookstore
    The bride looked radiant in her pink and white dress. The groom was dapper in his business suit. The ceremony backdrop consisted of books on shelves, books on tables and a backroom cafe with patrons who seemed oblivious to the whole thing. Welcome to...
  • Three independent bookstores sue Amazon, publishers

    Three independent bookstores sue Amazon, publishers
    Three independent bookstores have filed a class action suit against Amazon and the six major publishers, accusing them of creating a monopoly in e-book sales. The complaint, filed in New York on Feb. 15, focuses on digital rights management, known as DRM....
  • Friends of the Libraries: Remembering those who helped out

    Probably not too many people notice the plaque just to the left, inside the door of the Costa Mesa Donald Dungan library. It reads: "This Orange County Branch Library is dedicated to the memory of Judge Donald Dungan, an avid reader and a dedicated...
  • Still insisting on its innocence, Macmillan settles DOJ e-book case

    Publisher Macmillan announced Friday that it is settling its case with the Department of Justice in its lawsuit over e-books. The DOJ had accused five major publishers and Apple of conspiring to set e-book prices; Macmillan was the last publisher to agree...
  • Betting on books

     Betting on books
    Jane Hanauer wants to make one thing clear: She does not detest Barnes & Noble. The owner of Laguna Beach Books operates one of the few surviving independent bookstores in Orange County — a region that, unlike Seattle or San Francisco, doesn't...
  • Biblioracle: The big box conundrum

    Biblioracle: The big box conundrum
    Barnes & Noble is in trouble. Holiday sales were disappointing, down 10.9 percent over last year. Even the Nook is struggling, unit sales also down over 10 percent from a year ago. And Publishers Weekly recently reported on a dispute over terms...
  • Caldecott, Newbery Medals awarded by American Library Assn.

    Caldecott, Newbery Medals awarded by American Library Assn.
    The American Library Assn. announced its 2013 book award winners Monday at its annual national conference, held this year in Seattle. While the best-known awards are the John Newbery Medal and the Caledecott Medal, there are dozens of awards, each of...
  • In the Kindle era, a bookstore hangs on

    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...
  • Friends of the Libraries: Seeing the world on the page

    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...
  • Echoes From The Past

    Echoes From The Past
    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...