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  • Booksellers' catch-22

    Booksellers' catch-22
    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...
  • Penguin settles in e-book price fixing case

    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...
  • Giving the gift of literature

    Giving the gift of literature
    They're meaningful, beautiful, portable, and, by the standards of modern gift giving, appealingly inexpensive. They also ship and wrap easily, and allow me to put my money where my heart is: art, ideas and the written word. So why did I hesitate for so...
  • First editions: A rare present

    First editions: A rare present
    Never mind the Morlocks. For a book lover, the most chilling scene in the 1960 screen adaptation of "The Time Machine" is the one in which the Time Traveler is taken to the decrepit library of the Eloi race. "I can learn all I want about you from books,"...
  • Small Business Saturday Promotes Buy Local

    Small Business Saturday Promotes Buy Local
    From Black Friday to Small Business Saturday, local stores are rolling out the red carpet urging neighbors to shop small. Small Business Saturday is designed to recirculate dollars back into the local economy. Tom Lowenburg at Octavia Books says the...
  • Small Business Saturday Helps Kick Off Holiday Shopping Season

    Small Business Saturday Helps Kick Off Holiday Shopping Season
    Many locally owned businesses hope Black Friday shoppers will get their second wind for Small Business Saturday. It is right between Black Friday and Cyber Monday and a chance for shoppers to support local business.  "Small Business Saturday is a...
  • Amazon's 'technical issue' blocked e-book purchases overnight

    On Thursday evening, it suddenly became impossible to purchase most e-books on Amazon. It was possible to buy hardcovers, paperbacks and audiobooks, but not most Kindle e-books from the online retailer's website. The purchase of most Kindle e-books had...
  • You know bookstores are still around, right?

    You know bookstores are still around, right?
    Last Sunday morning I arrived at Seminary Co-op Bookstore in Hyde Park a couple of hours before it opened. The Co-op, founded by 17 University of Chicago students in 1961 and beloved by Hyde Park, had spent its 51 years in the cloistered, claustrophobic,...
  • Tigerman builds a new home for Seminary Co-op

    Tigerman builds a new home for Seminary Co-op
    Though the Seminary Co-op's new digs will be almost three times the size of its former basement lair, the architects have worked closely with the bookstore's management to recreate the labyrinthine, wandering sense of discovery. For Stanley Tigerman,...
  • The Book Stall is ready to turn the page

    The Book Stall is ready to turn the page
    As the nation's independent bookstores fight for their lives in the bare-knuckle scrum that is modern publishing commerce, all eyes are on Winnetka. "Oh yes," said Oren Teicher, CEO of the American Bookseller's Association. "I am very, very aware of the...
  • Denis Dutton dies at 66; founder of Arts & Letters Daily website

    Denis Dutton dies at 66; founder of Arts & Letters Daily website
    Denis Dutton, a scholar, author and Internet trailblazer who founded Arts & Letters Daily, a pithy website that links thousands of devoted followers around the world to smart, provocative writing online about books, culture and ideas, died Tuesday in...