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June 29, 2012



June 23, 2012

To the French, the printedword is sacred
By Elaine Sciolino
Houston Chronicle
23 Jun 2012

PARIS— The French, as usual, insist on being different. As independent bookstores crash and burn in the United States and Britain, the book market in France is doing just fine. France boasts 2,500 bookstores, and for every neighborhood bookstore that…read more…

Banbury Cross-last bookstore for children has closed.

June 21, 2012

Banbury Cross rides into history
The Salem News (Salem, MA)
20 Jun 2012

Banbury Cross — the last bookstore on the North Shore exclusively for children — closed its doors Friday after 25 years. Founded by Patricia Purdy, who also worked for 11 years as the children’s librarian at Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, the Wenham…read more…

TMall ventures into online book retailing.

June 13, 2012

E-commerce giant ventures into online book retailing
By Chen Dujuan
Global Times
13 Jun 2012

Online retailer Tmall, Alibaba’s business-to-consumer (B2C) platform, announced yesterday that it will launch a book site tomorrow, which analysts said may increase competition and lead to a price war in the online bookstore sector. Different from…read more…

Knesset to adopt new bill making reading more expensive.

June 12, 2012

Enjoy your books while you can afford it!
Jerusalem Post
12 Jun 2012

At a time when Israelis are struggling to pay for their food and housing, the Knesset is about to adopt a new bill that would make reading a much more expensive hobby. The bill aims to prevent bookstores from offering discounts on new books for a…read more…

Rare Pictures of Parihaka Restored

June 10, 2012

Rare pictures of Parihaka restored

Sunday News
10 Jun 2012

A BOOK of rare historical photographs of Parihaka, found by a collector, is being carefully restored by an Upper Hutt book repair specialist. Bill Tito said the ‘‘very, very treasured’’ historical photos, dating back to the late 1800s in Parihaka,…read more…

April 28, 2012

Apple v Amazon and the future of books

Stabroek News
28 Apr 2012

The battle between online giants Apple and Amazon to control the lucrative ebook market took an unexpected turn three weeks ago when the US Department of Justice (DOJ) filed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple and seven major trade publishers for…read more…

Brazos Bookstore (Part 1)

April 24, 2012

Brazos Bookstore enjoys a streamlining makeover
By Maggie Galehouse
Houston Chronicle
23 Apr 2012

As it approaches middle age, Brazos Bookstore has morphed into a less-cluttered, morecurated version of itself. The floor rugs are gone. Piles of books that sprouted like small cities around the register have been relocated. Shelves that blocked the…read more…

Brazos Bookstore (part 2)

April 24, 2012

Brazos uses a few questions to select books for readers
maggie.galehouse@chron. com
Houston Chronicle
23 Apr 2012

The story goes that this magical being will select books for subscribers who visit the store and sit for a short Q&awith a staffer. This must be done in person, and customers don’t have to make an appointment for the interview. Just walk into Brazos,…read more…

Amazon’s Pricing: Competitive or a Monopoly

April 20, 2012

Is Amazon’s low pricing competitive or a real monopoly?
• By ASHER MEIR Asher Meir is research director at the Business Ethics Center of Jerusalem, an independent institute in the Jerusalem College of Technology (Machon Lev).
Jerusalem Post
20 Apr 2012

The US Justice Department filed an antitrust suit against Apple and five of America’s largest publishing companies last week, charging them with price fixing. Even as these companies are being charged with monopolistic behavior, many observers view…read more…