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TEHRAN -- Elections are scheduled in Iran for June 14, the first presidential balloting since the disputed 2009 vote. Iran’s Guardian Council, an oversight body, is expected to release the list of vetted candidates this week. The Times sought out...
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. In an...
Amazon.com Inc., which got its start as an online bookseller, went on to create the Kindle e-reader and has gotten into book publishing, is now pushing into the social side of reading. The world's largest online retailer said Thursday that it had agreed...
The staircase is narrow and creaky, with a bookshelf made from a 100-year-old harp case teetering on the precipice of collapse at the top of the landing. Overflowing with open books, pages wildly askew and dangling from uneven shelves, the bookcase...
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....
Bookstore chain Barnes & Noble said Friday its holiday sales look disappointing and that publisher Pearson Plc took a 5% stake in its Nook e-reader business. In a regulatory filing, the New York company said early reports indicate its holiday sales fell...
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...
Yesterday, I reported here on a number of literary voices lamenting the store closures announced by the bookstore chain Barnes & Noble. But perhaps this is a case of: “The bookstore is dead! Long live the bookstore!” The idea of selling...
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...
The last little Latino bookstore in downtown Palm Springs is in its last days. Until recently things were going pretty well for the owners, Luciano Ramirez, a retired teacher and school administrator, and his wife, Tonia.When they opened Latino Books...
Looking ahead to books in 2013 is a little like predicting the Los Angeles weather: sunny, pleasant, better than average. The fiction fields are fertile, the nonfiction skies clear and the young adult books are fresh like spring rain. We'll see new...
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...
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