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May 12, 1989 | JOHN CHARLES TIGHE, Times Staff Writer
The venerable Scribner Book Store name and the Scribner Book Store in Costa Mesa's Crystal Court have been sold to the giant discount chain B. Dalton Bookseller Inc., officials said Thursday. B. Dalton, which also owns the Barnes & Noble bookstore chain, purchased the name and store from MacMillan Publishing Co. and the specialty Rizzoli International book chain for an undisclosed price. MacMillan will continue to publish books under the Scribner name. After the sale is completed, only the Costa Mesa store will carry the Scribner name, a fixture on the literary scene for 140 years.
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May 12, 1989 | JOHN CHARLES TIGHE, Times Staff Writer
The venerable Scribner Book Store name and the Scribner Book Store in Costa Mesa's Crystal Court have been sold to the giant discount chain B. Dalton Bookseller Inc., officials said Thursday. B. Dalton, which also owns the Barnes & Noble bookstore chain, purchased the name and store from MacMillan Publishing Co. and the specialty Rizzoli International book chain for an undisclosed price. MacMillan will continue to publish books under the Scribner name. After the sale is completed, only the Costa Mesa store will carry the Scribner name, a fixture on the literary scene for 140 years.
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August 4, 1988 | Mary Ann Galante, Times staff writer
Despite appearances, Scribner Book Store at Crystal Court is doing "quite well," with sales beating projections, according to the chief executive of Scribner's parent company, Rizzoli Bookstores. Gianfranco Monacelli said there was a "misconception" that the Crystal Court annex of South Coast Plaza would be an extension of the original mall. "In fact, it's a brand new shopping center. It will take some time before it reaches its potential," he said.
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July 31, 1987 | MARY ANN GALANTE, Times Staff Writer
What if they built a mall and nobody came? The Crystal Court annex at South Coast Plaza has flashy decor--some of the trendiest in retail--and acres of parking. Now all it needs is more customers. With two more pricey stores opening their doors Saturday, retailers at the stepchild mall are crossing their fingers that Scribner Book Store and Ralph Lauren's Polo Country Store will be special enough to lure carloads of eager buyers that a new tram hasn't brought.
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July 24, 1986 | TONY ROBINSON, Times Staff Writer
A quartet of tony Eastern Seaboard retailers will set up shop in Costa Mesa's South Coast Plaza mall in late October, a move by developer Henry Segerstrom to bolster his dream of making the huge center the focal point of a "downtown" for Orange County. It will be the first Southern California venture for each of the retailers, who will be joined in the 685,000-square-foot mall expansion now under construction by South Coast Plaza's second Ralph Lauren/Polo store.
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August 4, 1988 | Mary Ann Galante, Times staff writer
Despite appearances, Scribner Book Store at Crystal Court is doing "quite well," with sales beating projections, according to the chief executive of Scribner's parent company, Rizzoli Bookstores. Gianfranco Monacelli said there was a "misconception" that the Crystal Court annex of South Coast Plaza would be an extension of the original mall. "In fact, it's a brand new shopping center. It will take some time before it reaches its potential," he said.
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January 19, 1990 | Clipboard researched by Susan Davis Greene / Los Angeles Times; Graphics by Doris Shields / Los Angeles Times
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