September 30, 2009 |
Will digital books catch fire this holiday? According to an online survey, 1 in 5 shoppers said they planned to buy an electronic book reader such as a Sony Reader or Amazon Kindle this year. When asked what they would like to get as a gift, about 1 in 10 cited a digital book reader. Portable music players, once the hot holiday ticket, got just 3.4% of the vote, while game consoles came in at 6%, according to the survey commissioned by Retrevo, a gadget review website. Likely buyers tend to be men under 35 years old who are living in the Northeast, where more people use public transportation, with an average annual household income of more than $100,000, according to the survey of 771 respondents.
December 19, 2007 |
WALK into the cookbook section of a good bookstore these days and it's what you don't see that's the biggest gift of the season. Instead of the miles of aisles of Food Network-packaged slickness, the interchangeable Paula/Rachael/Giadas that have been so inescapable all year, there are small piles of serious recipe collections from serious cooks. And some big piles, too.
December 2, 1999 |
Holiday gift books run the gamut for TV lovers (a guide to the world of "Ally McBeal"), art aficionados (a new biography on Diego Rivera) and film fans (a personal look at the life of Gary Cooper by his daughter). Television "ALLY McBEAL: THE OFFICIAL GUIDE," by Tim Appelo, HarperEntertainment ($18.
September 12, 1999 |
Editor's Note: As part of the Times' Reading by 9 initiative, Book Review is publishing a monthly series on how parents can introduce kids to the best children's literature. * Ask children how they choose a book, and they will tell you, not surprisingly, by the cover. Children are attracted to flashy, colorful objects, and books are no exception. Parents of children who read picture books know this first hand; attractive art can lure a child to a well-conceived, well-written picture book.
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May 3, 1997 |
Two dozen Whittier Elementary School students went on a shopping spree recently and spent $500 on new books for the library. The money was a gift from Helen Feinberg, whose husband, Charles, was a volunteer at the school on the west side of Costa Mesa. The books will be added to the library's collection, known as the Charles Feinberg collection, which was established by the Feinberg family.
November 28, 1996 |
No sooner are the Thanksgiving leftovers wrapped in foil than we start planning and shopping for the children-centered holidays of Hanukkah and Christmas. At this gift-giving season, may I respectfully suggest that books be high on the list. Yes, I can still recall my childhood delight at receiving a pair of red slippers trimmed with white fur at Christmas. But the greatest joy was getting books because it meant my parents would have to read to me.