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    03/18/2018 7:02:24 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 57 replies ^ | March 14 2018 | Bethany Klein
    Booklovers throughout California are lamenting the news that Caravan Book Store shut its doors for good last Tuesday. The shop, owned by 72-year-old Leonard Bernstein, had been a fixture of Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles since it opened in May of 1954.
  • Council Shuts Down Bookseller for Selling Knights Templar Mugs Deemed ‘Offensive to Muslims’

    10/13/2017 6:40:14 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/13/2017 | Jack Montgomery
    A local council in the United Kingdom has banned a rare bookseller from having a stall in Loughborough Market after someone complained that novelty mugs she had for sale could be “offensive to Muslims”. The mugs, sold by 56-year-old stallholder Tina Gayle, featured Knights Templar iconography and their Latin motto, which is based on the words of Psalm 115:1 — “Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and for thy truth’s sake.” Ms. Gayle told MailOnline the council sent her a letter asking her to remove the mugs, and when...
  • Feminist Bookstore Slams 'Portlandia' And Says Show Can No Longer Film There

    09/30/2016 11:54:10 AM PDT · by Theoria · 21 replies
    NPR ^ | 30 September 2016 | Bill Chappell
    In the TV comedy version of Portland, Ore., the bookstore is called Women and Women First. In real life, it's In Other Words — and the shop is using frank terms to say the Portlandia show is no longer welcome to film there. The feminist store and community center faults the show's depiction of men dressing as women, its treatment of store staff, and its role in gentrification and race relations. The staff of In Other Words made those claims in a blog post that shares its title with a sign that was placed in its window when the store's...
  • TX: Bookstore Offers Discount for Open Carriers

    02/04/2016 5:47:37 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Picture from Brave New Books Brave New Books, a book store in Austin, Texas has welcomed open carriers and held a symposium on open carry on January 30th, 2016.  The store is said to be the only book store in Austin that has not banned open carry from their store. From AUSTIN -- Brave New Books is offering a 10 percent discount to all customers open-carrying in their store. The store is also hosting an open-carry symposium on Jan. 30 to help Texas residents learn more about open-carry legislation. Brave New Books is doing more than simply not...
  • Manhattan: “F*** you Jews. I’ll kill you; I’m a Muslim.”

    12/03/2015 4:42:44 AM PST · by SJackson · 24 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | December 2, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Manhattan: "F*** you Jews. I'll kill you; I'm a Muslim." This isn't one of those "serious" Islamophobic incidents. December 2, 2015 Daniel Greenfield This isn't one of those "serious" Islamophobic incidents. Like the time a Muslim woman had trouble getting her Diet Coke on a plane. Or Ahmed and his magic clock. No, it's just a Muslim man screaming death threats at a Jewish man. And assaulting him. It happens in Europe all the time and no one except the Jews thinks twice about it. Because everyone knows the real problem is Islamophobia. The manager of a Jewish bookstore...
  • Beloved SF bookstore becomes casualty of minimum wage hike

    02/02/2015 11:58:58 PM PST · by csvset · 38 replies
    KGO ^ | February 02, 2015 | Jonathan Bloom
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Independent bookstores have faced tough times for quite a while. In San Francisco, neighborhood businesses have been passionately protected, so it's hard to believe that an initiative passed by voters to raise the minimum wage is driving a Mission District bookstore out of business. San Francisco's minimum wage is currently $11.05 an hour. By July of 2018, the minimum wage in San Francisco will be $15 an hour. That increase is forcing Borderlands Bookstore to write its last chapter now. When actor Scott Cox took a job at Borderlands Books he didn't do it for the...
  • Textbook price-check tool met with doubt - as campus bookstores "run the risk of insolvency"

    08/25/2012 3:40:38 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 24, 2012 | Nanette Asimov
    Campus bookstores hate the idea, and even some college students are skeptical of the new effort by a former California lawmaker to help them save money on textbooks for hundreds of classes on nearly every campus from Alabama to the Yukon Territory. It's a free price-check that lets students compare textbook prices and rentals, and buy from the source they like best. The new online tool comes from former state Sen. Dean Florez, president of the 20 Million Minds Foundation in Sacramento, which lobbies for low-cost textbooks and is behind legislation, SB1052, to create a low-cost digital textbook library in...
  • Birmingham man sentenced to three years for terrorism offences [UK]

    12/13/2011 10:14:42 PM PST · by Cindy · 6 replies
    WEST MIDLANDS POLICE - UK ^ | December 12, 2011; Updated December 13, 2011 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Birmingham man sentenced to three years for terrorism offences 12 December 2011 Updated: 13 December 2011 A bookshop owner from Birmingham has been sentenced to three years in prison for possessing and distributing terrorist publications, following a nine-week trial at Kingston Crown Court. A jury yesterday (Monday 12) found the 32-year-old Ahmed Faraz guilty of seven counts of dissemination of terrorist publications and four counts of possession of information likely to be of use to a person committing or preparing for an act of terrorism. Seven other similar charges will lie on...
  • Borders to liquidate business

    07/18/2011 2:43:56 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 54 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | July18,2011 | Nick Brown
    Bankrupt Borders Group Inc said it has canceled its auction and will sell itself to a group of liquidators. Borders announced the decision on Monday, saying it was not able to reach a deal for a going-concern sale to salvage its 400 remaining stores and 11,000 jobs. A liquidation group led by Hilco Merchant Resources will begin liquidations as early as Friday, Borders said in a statement. The bookseller will seek bankruptcy court approval of the closing procedures at a hearing set for Thursday.
  • Adult Bookstore Sells Winning $128 Million Lottery Ticket

    11/08/2010 1:30:13 PM PST · by Nachum · 69 replies
    fox news ^ | 11/8/10 | staff
    An adult bookstore in Michigan that offers pornographic movies and sex toys has also sold a winning lottery ticket worth $128 million, reports. Uptown Bookstore in Highland Park, Mich., sold Saturday's only winning Powerball ticket, according to the station. The ticket was the only one to match all of the numbers of the multimillion-dollar jackpot -- 7, 12, 23, 34, 38 and 33. The winner has not yet come forward. According to Powerball rules in Michigan, winners cannot remain anonymous when they claim their win.
  • Turning Sour Grapes into Wine: Vandalized Catholic Bookstore Ups Pro-Life Efforts

    09/14/2010 2:21:55 PM PDT · by topher · 5 replies ^ | September 14, 2010 | By Patrick B. Craine
    Tuesday September 14, 2010 Turning Sour Grapes into Wine: Vandalized Catholic Bookstore Ups Pro-Life Efforts By Patrick B. CraineHALIFAX, Nova Scotia, September 14, 2010 ( – A volunteer-run Catholic bookstore in downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia that has been subject to increasing vandalism due to its promotion of life and family has responded by raising its voice even louder in encouraging locals to get more involved in pro-life activities.On Saturday, the windows at Veritas Catholic Books & Gifts were pasted with pro-abortion posters advertising “underground abortions.”  The posters were posted so as to cover up an ad for the local 40...
  • He read Orange County like a book

    02/27/2010 11:32:37 AM PST · by EveningStar · 2 replies · 316+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | February 24, 2010 | Peter Larsen
    For nearly 30 years, customers stepped through the door of Book Carnival and into a world created by owner Ed Thomas, a place where hard-boiled detectives, tea-sipping sleuths and cagey cops pursued killers, cons and creeps. Fictionally, of course. Thomas was almost always behind the counter, open book in hand (he read the way other people breathe) surrounded by stacks of the just-finished and the about-to-begin.
  • Iqra: the backstreet bookshop that taught frontline war

    04/29/2009 5:41:29 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 3 replies · 299+ views ^ | April 29, 2009 | Andrew Norfolk
    Few outsiders took much notice of the bookshop whose shabby frontage and fading paint blended seamlessly into the rundown Leeds suburb. They were not to know that behind its door lay an incubating chamber breeding believers in a virulent jihadist ideology that one day would bring mass murder to London. The shop on Beeston Hill was called Iqra, Arabic for “recite”. It was the first word of the Koran as revealed to the Prophet. When the shop was opened in 2000 by “a dedicated core of brothers and sisters who have taken it upon themselves to propagate the message of...
  • Fla. doctor convicted in terror case

    05/21/2007 4:17:04 PM PDT · by TexKat · 66 replies · 1,854+ views
    AP ^ | 5/21/07 | LARRY NEUMEISTER
    NEW YORK --A Florida doctor was convicted Monday of providing material support to terrorists by agreeing to treat injured al-Qaida fighters so they could return to Iraq to battle Americans. Dr. Rafiq Abdus Sabir, 52, was convicted in federal court in Manhattan after a three-week trial that featured testimony by him and Ali Soufan, an FBI agent who posed as an al-Qaida recruiter in a sting operation that led to four arrests. When the verdict was read, Sabir looked straight ahead. Later, as he was escorted from the courtroom, he waved to supporters, who said, "Stay strong." His lawyer, Ed...
  • Ryanair hijacker trained as pilot in US

    08/31/2002 4:17:53 PM PDT · by Mohammed El-Shahawi · 1 replies · 325+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 9/1/02 | David Bamber and Julian Isherwood
    The Muslim convert accused of trying to hijack a Ryanair plane from Sweden to Stansted attended an American flying school leaving with a qualification to pilot light aircraft. The revelation that Kerim Chatty, 29, had taken flying lessons in the US - just like the September 11 terrorists - came as detectives investigated reports that he was planning to crash the plane into an American embassy in Europe, possibly London. An intelligence officer in Sweden told Reuters: "We know for sure that the plan was to crash the plane into a US embassy in Europe." If London were the target,...
  • A snapshot of America (Bookstore Turns Down AC Because Of Global Warming. Result: Grumpy Customers)

    06/08/2007 7:15:07 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 71 replies · 2,217+ views ^ | June 8, 2007 | The Anchoress
    June 8, 2007 A snapshot of America, June 2007 Thanks to online shopping, I rarely head into bookstores, but today I needed to buy a gift in a hurry and so I ventured into one - the place was empty and I found what I needed quickly and then browsed a bit. While the temperature outside was only about 73 degrees, the day was humid and the store felt very warm to me. We don’t have central air in the house, just ceiling fans, and they pretty much do the trick, but when I’m shopping, I like to feel cool...
  • Extremist Islamic group believed behind Gaza Christian bookstore bombing

    04/16/2007 7:42:27 AM PDT · by bedolido · 2 replies · 314+ views ^ | 4-15-2007 | staff writer
    A bookstore run by the Bible Society in the Gaza Strip was bombed early Sunday, in an attack by a suspected Muslim 'vice-squad.' Two Internet cafes were also badly damaged, although no one was hurt in the early morning attack. A relatively unknown extremist Islamic organization called the "Swords of Truth" has claimed responsibility for a recent string of similar attacks on Internet cafes and music shops Gaza has a small Christian Arab community among an increasingly Islamicised Muslim majority. Jerusalem Newswire contributed to this report.
  • Radical-bookstore owners: Fire officials were confrontational

    03/07/2007 2:01:31 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 77 replies · 1,940+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | March 7, 2007 | PEGGY O'HARE
    Ben Browning and Nik Edgell escaped with their lives when arsonists ignited a blaze at their radical bookstore. But the biggest surprise, they say, came when questioning by arson investigators turned into a confrontational political debate. Dazed after being roused from a sound sleep, scrambling frantically to save as much as possible from the flames and breathing in lots of smoke, Browning said, he was shocked when arson investigators for the Houston Fire Department became verbally aggressive, calling him and Edgell "anti-American" and "anti-federal government." The scene happened Feb. 26 at Sedition Books, a politically radical "information shop" opened last...
  • Stores thinking outside the book Fewer shelves, more coffee -- a race to stay in business

    07/22/2006 10:02:02 PM PDT · by KneelBeforeZod · 58 replies · 1,025+ views ^ | July 23, 2006 | - Heidi Benson
    As independent bookstores scramble to compete with chain stores and online retailers, one small Marin County bookseller found a way to survive. He got rid of the books. "The space was so small that people sitting in the cafe were practically on top of the bookshelves," said Gary Kleiman, who founded BookBeat in Fairfax in 1999. "You couldn't get to the books." SNIP His strategy is just one way independent bookstores in the Bay Area and across the country are adapting to the changing marketplace for books. Today, fewer than half the books sold nationwide are purchased in bookstores, according...
  • Undercover Officer Testifies in Subway Bomb Plot Trial (Muslim undercover cop)

    05/18/2006 5:45:20 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 5 replies · 1,057+ views
    NY Sun ^ | 5-18-06 | Joseph Goldstein
    A rookie police officer, with only weeks on the job, crossed paths with the would-be terrorist who is charged with plotting to bomb the Herald Square subway station. Beginning in November 2002, the undercover officer made visits to an Islamic bookstore in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, and said he listened to the store clerk, Shahawar Matin Siraj, 23, predict further attacks on New York City, possibly on Wall Street. The officer, who testified yesterday at Mr. Siraj's trial in Brooklyn federal court under a pseudonym, Kamil Pasha, retold of conversations that suggest that Mr. Siraj drew satisfaction from tragedies ranging from...