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  • Taschen makes its mark with high-end bookstores

    Taschen makes its mark with high-end bookstores
    When you walk into the Taschen bookstore in Beverly Hills, it feels as if you are entering the lavish private library of an art scholar. Illuminated shelves are lined with stunning and elaborate volumes on artists, architects, photographers and designers....
  • Digital Book World Conference heralds a new 'golden age'

    Digital Book World Conference heralds a new 'golden age'
    A clear and energetic optimism on the state of the industry was in the air this week at the Digital Book World Conference in New York. In 2010, e-book sales rose by around 400% and pulled in almost $1 billion in sales. Madeline McIntosh, Random House's...
  • Fall preview: Publishing

    Fall preview: Publishing
    Not that long ago, e-books were an oddity: Devices were expensive, and those who invested in them struggled to find something good to read. But the age of preferring paperbacks is starting to look like the late era of CDs — e-books are ascendant....
  • A comparison of three e-readers: Kindle Fire, Nook and Vox

    A comparison of three e-readers: Kindle Fire, Nook and Vox
    Holiday Books: E-readers Book fans who are just now getting ready to take the e-reader plunge can go straight to the tablet: Three major book retailers each has its own full-color, multimedia touchscreen tablets that follow in the iPad's shiny...
  • Downtown L.A.'s the Last Bookstore defies trends

    Downtown L.A.'s the Last Bookstore defies trends
    Before launching a business, some people invest in market research and feasibility studies. Josh Spencer is not one of those people — otherwise he might never have opened his downtown L.A. used bookstore in December 2009, let alone moved it a few...
  • 'Minders of Make-Believe: Idealists, Entrepreneurs, and the Shaping of American Children's Literature' by Leonard S. Marcus

    'Minders of Make-Believe: Idealists, Entrepreneurs, and the Shaping of American Children's Literature' by Leonard S. Marcus
    Minders of Make-Believe Idealists, Entrepreneurs, and the Shaping of American Children's Literature Leonard S. Marcus Houghton Mifflin: 402 pp., $28 It seems a long way from the 1689 (or so) publication of the first American children's book, which...
  • 'The Man Who Loved Books Too Much' by Allison Hoover Bartlett

    'The Man Who Loved Books Too Much' by Allison Hoover Bartlett
    There are people who love books, people who love to collect books and people who love books, particularly rare ones, so much that they're willing to steal them. Books coveted by collectors can be quite valuable -- say, a first Italian edition of...
  • Jacket Copy

    Shiver me timbers R.L. Stine, author of the beloved "Goosebumps" series of creepy, crawly stories, is heading to "HorrorLand." The ghoulish theme park will be the springboard for 12 new tales, with Scholastic Books planning to release the first two...
  • Glenn Goldman, owner of Book Soup, dies at 58

    Glenn Goldman, whose independent bookstore, Book Soup, became a Sunset Boulevard landmark known for its tall, teetering stacks and mazes of shelves crammed with titles that attracted entertainment and tourist industry clientele, died Saturday. He was 58....
  • Ed Thomas dies at 77; owner of Book Carnival in Orange

    Ed Thomas dies at 77; owner of Book Carnival in Orange
    Ed Thomas, the owner of Book Carnival, an independent mystery and suspense specialty bookstore in the city of Orange that has been called "the granddaddy of Orange County mystery bookstores," has died. He was 77. Thomas died of cancer Tuesday at his home...
  • Sid Fleischman dies at 90; Newbery Medal-winning children's writer

    Sid Fleischman dies at 90; Newbery Medal-winning children's writer
    Sid Fleischman was a successful suspense novelist and screenwriter whose credits included the screenplay for his novel "Blood Alley" when he decided to write a book that his young children could read so they would understand just what it was he did at...