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Op ed: Seattle's libraries need a makeover for the digital world

Op ed: Seattle's libraries need a makeover for the digital world | Seattle Book News | Scoop.it
The voter-approved library levy was just a Band-Aid solution. Our library need to fundamentally change how it designs and staffs its branches.
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Remote, picturesque Mazama, Wash., to host book festival

Remote, picturesque Mazama, Wash., to host book festival | Seattle Book News | Scoop.it
A new book festival will launch this summer in a hard-to-reach but beautiful part of Washington state.
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A local book publisher laments Amazon's impact | Crosscut.com

A local book publisher laments Amazon's impact | Crosscut.com | Seattle Book News | Scoop.it
The founder of Sasquatch Books in Seattle recounts how publishing has been squeezed by the big chains and the tight-fisted practices of Amazon. Worse, book publishers have been willing partners in their demise.
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Authors, readers discuss Amazon.com's relationship with book industry

Authors, readers discuss Amazon.com's relationship with book industry | Seattle Book News | Scoop.it
Edited excerpts from the hourlong conversation with authors Richard Russo and Barry Eisler.
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Spike in e-book prices could impact Seattle's public libraries

Spike in e-book prices could impact Seattle's public libraries | Seattle Book News | Scoop.it
The library has built its e-book collection to 100,000 and demand is growing. But Random House delivered a major blow when it recently tripled its e-book prices to public libraries.
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“The Librarian and the Univac: Automation and Labor at the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair.”

“The Librarian and the Univac: Automation and Labor at the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair.” | Seattle Book News | Scoop.it
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David Guterson's 'Ed King' captures today's Seattle darkly | Crosscut.com

David Guterson's 'Ed King' captures today's Seattle darkly | Crosscut.com | Seattle Book News | Scoop.it
The writer of evocative Northwest tales has turned from the region's natural beauty toward urban life, which he caricatures even as he brings us the news of what Seattle has become.
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“Pogo Through the Wild Blue Wonder: The Complete Syndicated Comic Strips, Volume 1” by Walt Kelly

“Pogo Through the Wild Blue Wonder: The Complete Syndicated  Comic Strips, Volume 1” by Walt Kelly | Seattle Book News | Scoop.it
The greatest strip that ever was gets its definitive collection. “Pogo Through the Wild Blue Wonder” is beautifully produced — no surprise to anyone familiar with the
work of Fantagraphics Books in Seattle
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Project Profiles July 2012: Art Goes to School with the Seattle Art Museum

Project Profiles July 2012: Art Goes to School with the Seattle  Art Museum | Seattle Book News | Scoop.it
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Seattle blogger defeats Apple in small claims court | TeleRead: News and views on e-books, libraries, publishing and related topics

Seattle blogger defeats Apple in small claims court | TeleRead: News and views on e-books, libraries, publishing and related topics | Seattle Book News | Scoop.it
Although this story isn’t about e-books directly, it speaks to the mindset of Apple, one of the major players in the e-book and portable device category these...
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Emerald City Comicon: Top 5 things we’re excited about - GeekWire

Emerald City Comicon: Top 5 things we’re excited about - GeekWire | Seattle Book News | Scoop.it
Emerald City Comicon is coming up this weekend, March 30-April 1. This year the event is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and this looks to be the best one yet.
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BEFORE SEATTLE ROCKED: A CITY AND ITS MUSIC

Who organized Seattle’s first jazz festival in 1939? It was a member of the Husky Hot Club, a junior at the University of Washington named Norm Bobrow.
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Three stories of loss and love with Northwest roots

Three Washington state authors — Lisa Kleypas, Sarah Jio and Amy Hatvany — set their stories of love and loss against Northwest backdrops.
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What to See and Do in Seattle, Washington

What to See and Do in Seattle, Washington | Seattle Book News | Scoop.it
T+L soaks up the city's literary ambience and culinary delights, its late-night characters and early-morning coffee shops.
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Despite Complaints, Seattle Public Libraries Say They Won't Censor Porn

Despite Complaints, Seattle Public Libraries Say They Won't Censor Porn | Seattle Book News | Scoop.it
The blogosphere is abuzz with the story of a Seattle mom and her family's encounter with pornography at a public library.
The woman says on a recent visit her to her neighborhood library, she saw a man watching hard–core porn on a computer.
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Skyhorse Sued Over Raymond Carver Book

Tess Gallagher, the wife of late author Raymond Carver, filed a copyright suit last Friday against Skyhorse Publishing over the book Carver Country: The World of Raymond Carver. The suit claims the book has unauthorized excerpts and photos.
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Amazon.com Forges New Licensing Agreement With Houghton Mifflin - Businessweek

Amazon.com Forges New Licensing Agreement With Houghton Mifflin - Businessweek | Seattle Book News | Scoop.it
Amazon.com Inc. delved deeper into the publishing business with a new agreement with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, letting the New York company distribute titles from Amazon Publishing’s East Coast Group.
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Public libraries in Portland, nationwide adapt to technological evolution

Public libraries in Portland, nationwide adapt to technological evolution | Seattle Book News | Scoop.it
As library users' expectations change, libraries are drifting from their traditional role as book warehouses and distribution centers into community hubs for technology, training and cultural experiences.
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» Musical Book Club Fills Fremont Abbey Friday Night

Musical Book Club Fills Fremont Abbey Friday Night...
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