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  • 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: www.west-midlands.police.uk/latest-news/press-release.asp?id=2915 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, MyFoxDetroit.com 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
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | 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 (LifeSiteNews.com) – 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
    Timesonline.co.uk ^ | 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
    http://theanchoressonline.com/ ^ | 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
    Israelinsider.com ^ | 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
    sfgate.com ^ | 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...
  • Borders, Waldenbooks Won't Carry Magazine (it contains Mohammed cartoons!)

    03/29/2006 7:35:14 PM PST · by TFFKAMM · 42 replies · 1,169+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/29/06 | Carolyn Thompson
    Borders and Waldenbooks stores will not stock the April-May issue of Free Inquiry magazine because it contains cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad that provoked deadly protests among Muslims in several countries. "For us, the safety and security of our customers and employees is a top priority, and we believe that carrying this issue could challenge that priority," Borders Group Inc. spokeswoman Beth Bingham said Wednesday. The magazine, published by the Council for Secular Humanism in suburban Amherst, includes four of the drawings that originally appeared in a Danish newspaper in September, including one depicting Muhammad wearing a bomb-shaped turban with...
  • Woman Drives Station Wagon Into Bookstore

    11/14/2005 5:01:47 PM PST · by day10 · 113 replies · 926+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Today | Unspecified
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A woman drove a station wagon through a wall of the Barnes & Noble bookstore, sending glass, wood and books flying. Three people suffered leg injuries. Two were taken to a hospital. The store was filled with shoppers at about 2 p.m. Sunday when the Subaru station wagon plowed backward through picture windows in a reading area in the store's northwest corner. The car took out the travel section and barreled about 40 feet through the bookstore before coming to rest in nonfiction. "I thought it was an earthquake," said shopper Chris Badgett, 27. "There was screaming,...
  • Bowed But Not Broken Breakdown Book Collective looks for a new space and new life.

    10/25/2005 10:48:21 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 9 replies · 427+ views
    Westword ^ | Oct. 23, 2005 | Jason Heller
    After half a decade of triumphs and tribulations, Breakdown Book Collective is closing up shop. A fluctuating stream of funding and volunteers sustained the activist group's space for radical literature, lectures, music and community, but there are pitfalls to organizing anarchists and running an anti-capitalist business.
  • A soldier's 'True Story'- John Crawford's eye-witness accounts of American foot soldiers in Iraq

    09/17/2005 6:45:52 AM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 14 replies · 2,258+ views
    Tallahassee Democrat ^ | Sep. 04, 2005 | Mark Hinson
    One of John Crawford's least favorite assignments when he was a soldier in Baghdad was standing guard at a gas station where shortages and long lines kept everyone on edge. "We were all sitting in the most oil-rich country in the world, and even when people could get gas, it was overpriced fuel trucked in by Halliburton from Kuwait and Saudi Arabia," Crawford writes in his terse, gritty, new memoir, "The Last True Story I'll Ever Tell: An Accidental Soldier's Account of the War in Iraq" (Riverhead Books, $23.95). The book jumped to No. 12 last week on the New...
  • Ward Churchill: A Case Study in American Capitalism - (phony "revolutionary" working the system!)

    05/16/2005 5:08:04 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 6 replies · 472+ views
    CLAREMONT.ORG ^ | MAY 12, 2005 | JESSICA CORRY
    Here's an idea for a new class sure to take America's campuses by storm. The title: "Ward Churchill: A Capitalist's Blueprint for Succeeding in America." By now, everyone from Berkeley to Boston has heard the story of Boulder's infamous America-hating professor. And while the media storm surrounding him has faded-at least for now-his ongoing story presents a valuable case study in basic economics for socialists and free-marketers alike. Today, Churchill's books are required reading at more than 100 universities. Since his January rise-to-fame, when the nation first learned of his essay where he compared innocent 9-11 victims to Nazis, his...
  • BORDERS Employees: How to Destroy, Damage Copies of "Unfit for Command"

    09/15/2004 11:41:17 AM PDT · by dandelion · 82 replies · 4,275+ views
    The Kerry Fairy ^ | 09/16/04 | Becki Snow
    <p>Looking for your copy of "Unfit for Command"? Having paranoid thoughts that Bookstore employees are hiding, damaging, or flat-out lying to you about the availability of the book?</p> <p>Ah, quickly, dear readers! Before it goes away or crashes, let us visit that Shangri-La of Tolerance, the Border's Bookstore Employees Union Forum. There we shall find all manner of reasons for you to dust the tinfoil off your beanie, and place it proudly on your head...</p>
  • A real war hero speaks out at local bookstore

    09/09/2004 2:09:50 PM PDT · by tonymize · 328+ views
    General Tommy Franks will be at Davis-Kidd Booksellers in Nashville on Sept 22 at 6:00 pm to sign "American Soldier."
  • Unfit for Command -- Grand Rapids Michigan

    09/02/2004 11:30:55 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies · 952+ views
    SunkenCiv | 9/03/2004 | SunkenCiv
    Schuler's Books on 28th Street has an ample supply of "Unfit for Command". Go in and buy one to perhaps send a message to the Chomsky-fascinated proprietor. I rarely go in Schuler's any longer because of all the hate literature littering the store.
  • Bookstore Employees LIE About UNFIT FOR COMMAND in Nashville

    08/19/2004 5:25:08 PM PDT · by wardaddy · 313 replies · 9,631+ views
    Nashville TN Davis-Kidd Bookstore (Green Hills) | 8-19-04 | self
    This evening at approximately 6:15 CDT time here in Nashville I went to the Davis Kidd Booksellers at 4007 Hillsboro Road in the Green Hills section of Nashville. My wife had been by two days ago and reserved 2 copies for us of UNFIT and was told that the store would have them yesterday. I had planned to stop then but was too busy. When I went to the front desk I was told to go to the back counter where they hold reserve books. I went up to the bespectacled young lady and asked "Where are ya'll hiding Unfit...
  • India bans railway bookshop that sounds a bit too English

    07/08/2004 10:33:30 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 16 replies · 496+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | July 9, 2004 | Peter Foster
    A chain of booksellers that has been synonymous with Indian rail travel for 125 years is facing the axe because it sounds too English. The threat to A H Wheeler & Co, which published Rudyard Kipling when he was all but unknown, was announced live on television when Laloo Prasad Yadav, the railways minister, delivered his budget. He departed from his prepared text to say in Hindi: "Wheeler, Wheeler, Wheeler. Why do we have a Wheeler bookstall everywhere? The English have left this country long back." Mr Yadav said the government had decided in principle to cancel the company's contract...
  • Mich.-based Family Christian Stores plans to open Sundays

    09/05/2003 7:01:04 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 12 replies · 785+ views
    BP News ^ | 9/4/03 | Art Toalston
    Family Christian Stores has announced that it will begin opening its outlets on Sunday. Family Christian's new policy of Sunday sales is being launched with its 17 Dallas-area stores and will be implemented nationwide this fall, according to the company's chief executive, Dave Browne, The Dallas Morning News reported Aug. 29. The Dallas stores' first Sunday for business was Aug. 24 and the policy will move forward on a market-by-market basis, Jeff Lambert, a spokesman for the chain, told Baptist Press Sept. 4. Family Christian Stores' Sunday hours will be noon to 5 p.m. Wayne Grudem, a leading evangelical theologian,...
  • Throngs swamp S.F. bookstore to see Hillary Clinton (Barf ALERT!)

    08/05/2003 5:54:52 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 200+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 8/5/03 | Bay City News
    <p>Former first lady and current United State senator from New York Hillary Clinton made a brief appearance in downtown San Francisco Tuesday, signing nearly a thousand copies of her best-selling memoirs.</p> <p>A throng of fans eager to see Clinton stretched all the way around A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books bookstore at the Opera Plaza on Van Ness Avenue starting early Tuesday morning.</p>
  • Staphanopoulos Gets Tossed Out of Book Store

    10/01/2002 10:32:00 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 30 replies · 303+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 10/1/02 | Limbacher
    There may not have been a sign at a Washington book store proclaiming it a "No Barking Zone," but a couple of yapping dogs got former Clinton aide and ABC News host George Stephanopoulos ejected from the premises. According to today's Washington Post, Stephanopoulos was browsing at a Georgetown Barnes & Noble store hard by his Washington town house when one of his two dogs began barking. The Post reports that when the family dachshund, Gilbert, started barking and refused to stop, Stephanopoulos was "summarily ejected" from the bookstore. "He had a baby carriage, and two little yapping dogs," a...
  • Bookstore Fights Police Order for Records (The freedom to read what you choose under attack)

    04/07/2002 10:03:04 AM PDT · by TLBSHOW · 21 replies · 214+ views
    reuters ^ | 4/7/2002 | Keith Coffman
    Bookstore Fights Police Order for Records DENVER (Reuters) - In a case closely watched by police and civil libertarians, Colorado's highest court will announce on Monday if The Tattered Cover bookstore must reveal if a customer bought "how to" books on making illegal drugs. "Forty-nine other states will be using this case as a precedent no matter what the outcome," said the bookstore's attorney Daniel Recht. Recht represents The Tattered Cover's owner, Joyce Meskis, who refused to allow police to search her records to link a customer with a suspected illegal drug laboratory operation. The Colorado Supreme Court will be...