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Probably not too many people notice the plaque just to the left, inside the door of the Costa Mesa Donald Dungan library. It reads: "This Orange County Branch Library is dedicated to the memory of Judge Donald Dungan, an avid reader and a dedicated...
Tags: Libraries, Landforms, Books, LEGO Group, Charles Dickens
email@example.comYou can’t always judge a book by its author. But if that book is written by Alyson Richman, there’s a good chance the storyline will be woven around art. She has told the tale of a young Japanese man who studied with the Impressionists in...
Tags: World War II (1939-1945), Japan, Research, Books, Fiction
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....
Tags: Amazon Kindle, Book, The Huffington Post, Books, Justice System
Barnes & Noble is in trouble. Holiday sales were disappointing, down 10.9 percent over last year. Even the Nook is struggling, unit sales also down over 10 percent from a year ago. And Publishers Weekly recently reported on a dispute over terms...
Jane Hanauer wants to make one thing clear: She does not detest Barnes & Noble. The owner of Laguna Beach Books operates one of the few surviving independent bookstores in Orange County — a region that, unlike Seattle or San Francisco, doesn't...
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...
Tags: Amazon Kindle, Pearson Plc, Book, Books, Bankruptcy
My grandson is attending Imperial Valley College. Last semester he had to buy a computer book titled “Discovering Computers 2011.” He was informed this book cannot be sold back to the bookstore because last semester was the last year this book...
Tags: Microsoft Windows, Education, Book, Rentals, Books
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...
Tags: Prices, Book, Books, Google+, Services and Shopping
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...
Tags: Books, Barnes & Noble
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...
Tags: Theft, Roanoke (Roanoke, Virginia), Books, Google+, Jane Austen
For some reason, I have been reading a number of books set in foreign countries. Three that I will recommend are "Say You're One of Them" by Uwem Akpan (Africa), "Finding Nouf" by Zoe Ferraris (Saudi Arabia) and "Death in a Strange Country" by Donna...
Tags: Ernest Hemingway, Libraries, Landforms, Books, Italy
The holidays are synonymous with many things, including get-togethers with family and friends, shopping and, at the tail end of the season, resolutions. One of the more common New Year's resolutions is a commitment to getting healthier. This year, holiday...
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