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  • Younger book dealers are diving into the antiquarian trade

     Younger book dealers are diving into the antiquarian trade
    In the dark economic times of 2009, Dan Whitmore decided to give up being a lawyer in downtown Los Angeles to sell antiquarian books. "People in the firm thought I was nuts," he says. Now he runs Whitmore Rare Books from his home in Altadena. At 33, he'...
  • George Packer on his new Amazon story in the New Yorker

    Amazon is good for online shoppers, but is it good for books? That's what George Packer asks in this week's New Yorker, in a long article that looks at the online retailer as disruptor. Amazon can be difficult to write about -- the company would not...
  • Music City also has one heck of a bookstore

    Music City also has one heck of a bookstore
    This may be known as Music City, but it also has one heck of an independent bookstore. The main reason is Ann Patchett, the best-selling novelist of "Bel Canto" and "State of Wonder" and the just-released collection of essays "This Is the Story of a Happy...
  • 9 tips to start your university years right

    Brazen Careerist You only get the amazing experience of college once in your life. Sometimes this experience is the best in your life, and at other times, even the strongest people want to give up and cry. You'll encounter a big learning curve as you...
  • New strategy would drop college textbook costs to zero

    New strategy would drop college textbook costs to zero
    Holding a whiteboard, the University of Maryland, College Park students scrawled their complaints and posed for a picture. "My name is Justin and I spent $114 on ONE textbook," a student wrote. "My name is Jeff and I spent $736 on textbooks," wrote...
  • The watchdog at L.A. Unified

    The watchdog at L.A. Unified
    Amid allegations of overbilling, environmental hazards and spiraling costs at the Belmont Learning Center in downtown L.A. in the late 1990s, the state Legislature created a separate investigative office within the Los Angeles Unified School District. The...
  • Tavi Gevinson rockets from Rookie to teen pop-culture heights

     Tavi Gevinson rockets from Rookie to teen pop-culture heights
    In her Beatlemania schoolgirl outfit — gray miniskirt, knee-highs and electric-blue suede shoes — Tavi Gevinson looks like any other fashion-obsessed teen as she wanders the crowded aisles of Los Angeles' American Rag Cie. "I can't afford,...
  • Sherman Alexie asks authors to sell books on Small Business Saturday

    Sherman Alexie asks authors to sell books on Small Business Saturday
    The Saturday after the Thanksgiving holiday has, in recent years, been dubbed “Small Business Saturday.” Last year, President Obama spent Small Business Saturday at a local independent bookstore in Virginia -- he and his daughters bought 15...
  • 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...
  • Benedikt Taschen -- how to sell books in L.A.

     Benedikt Taschen -- how to sell books in L.A.
    It's not just a brand name on a big fancy book. "Taschen" is a man, Benedikt Taschen, who started his publishing empire with a comic-book shop leveraged with a stock of remaindered art books. The firm is headquartered in Germany, but when he's in Los...
  • With Eightbar, Atomic Books adds a cozy lounge

    With Eightbar, Atomic Books adds a cozy lounge
    For the past few years, Atomic Books owner Benn Ray envisioned one day transforming the back area of his Hampden bookstore from a record store into a cafe. And instead of serving coffee, the bar would sell beer and wine. “I like the idea of being...