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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: Easter, Landforms, Mountains, Charles Dickens, Passover
firstname.lastname@example.orgYou 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: Nora Roberts, Artists, Music, Japan, Entertainment
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....
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...
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...
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...
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: Landforms, Science and Technology, Book, Italy, Mountains
A long time ago, some poor writer took on the task of novelizing the screenplay of the Burt Reynolds-Dyan Cannon private eye movie "Shamus," filmed in a Hollywood age when leading men had chest hair and big mustaches instead of sallow vampire skin and...
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