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  • Southern California independent booksellers celebrate 2013 favorites

    Southern California independent booksellers celebrate 2013 favorites
    The Southern California Independent Booksellers Assn. -- SCIBA -- celebrated its favorite books of the last year and got to know some writers with books on the way Friday night at its 2013 Authors Feast. The event includes the SCIBA Awards, a look...
  • Author doesn't want you to buy his book on Amazon

    Author doesn't want you to buy his book on Amazon
    Novelist and independent bookseller Jaime Clarke has, like many writers before him, launched a website tied to the promotion of his new book. "Vernon Downs" will be available from Amazon in April 2014, but his website urges readers to consider pre-...
  • Diesel Books opens its fourth store

    Diesel Books opens its fourth store
    Diesel Books opened its fourth location on Friday in Larkspur, Calif. The bookstore now has four shops, all in California. In Brentwood, Diesel is in the Brentwood Country Mart. The Mart's landlord has launched a similar group of shops in Larkspur,...
  • Throwing the book at 'Thieves of Book Row'

    Throwing the book at  'Thieves of Book Row'
    It is hard to imagine a more gentlemanly trade than the buying and selling of old books. The very word "antiquarian" evokes tweedy, bespectacled fellows moving between dusty shelves to pull down some esoteric intellectual treasure. But as Travis McDade...
  • All eyes on Apple as e-book price-fixing trial begins

    All eyes on Apple as e-book price-fixing trial begins
    Apple headed to court Monday, as its e-book price fixing trial begins. The U.S. Justice Department alleged last year that Apple had conspired with five publishers to set the prices for e-books when it was planning to launch the iPad and enter the e-book...
  • Apple 'did nothing wrong,' says attorney in e-book case

    Apple 'did nothing wrong,' says attorney in e-book case
    The Department of Justice began presenting its case against Apple Monday in a New York City courthouse. "Apple knowingly and actively participated in a scheme to raise e-book prices," DOJ lawyer Lawrence Buterman said. Apple is the last defendant...
  • Can Booklikes be the next Goodreads?

    Can Booklikes be the next Goodreads?
    We're swamped with social media sites. There's Facebook and Twitter, Tumblr and Path. And Instagram, and Pinterest. For book lovers, there are Goodreads and LibraryThing. Do we really need another site? Maybe. Some of the biggest social media sites...
  • Judge rules gifts cards from belly-up Borders bookstores worthless

    Judge rules gifts cards from belly-up Borders bookstores worthless
    Those clinging hopefully to the old Borders books gift cards stashed in their drawers or wallets are out of luck, a Manhattan federal judge ruled Wednesday. According to Reuters, there are about $210.5 million worth of such cards that had not been used by...
  • From four Iranians, four views of the coming election

    From four Iranians, four views of the coming election
    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...
  • Irvine's Whale of a Tale bookstore to move, scale back

    Irvine's Whale of a Tale bookstore to move, scale back
    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...
  • Reader recommendations a growing business in the book world

     Reader recommendations a growing business in the book world
    This summer Molly Ringwald said that she read "Fifty Shades of Grey" because "when a book becomes that big, I feel like it's culturally relevant." No book in recent memory has sold as fast as the lead title of E.L. James' erotic trilogy. It enjoyed an...