| Aug 2, 2010
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....
| Jan 28, 2011
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...
| Sep 12, 2010
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....
| Dec 4, 2011
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...
| Jun 15, 2011
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...
| Jun 8, 2008
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...
| Nov 5, 2009
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...
| Apr 13, 2007
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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...
| Jan 4, 2009
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....
| Feb 26, 2010
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...
| Mar 21, 2010
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...