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  • Holland’s largest Hebrew bookstore shutters doors

    August 14, 2013 | 9:13 am

    One of Western Europe’s largest Hebrew bookstores closed in Amsterdam as its former owners prepare to immigrate to Israel.

    Samech, located in southern Amsterdam, has been supplying Hebrew-language books to members of Holland’s Jewish community for nearly 40 years and possessed a...

  • Unthinkable: Man opens bookstore

    July 25, 2012 | 12:07 pm

    If it weren’t for a small red neon sign that said “books,” I probably wouldn’t have made a right turn on Idaho Avenue last Saturday night to discover Tony Jacobs’ little storefront masterpiece. I was on my way to the Nuart to catch a late film with a friend, and we figured...

  • Spain’s high court overturns Nazi bookstore conviction

    June 6, 2011 | 12:11 pm

    Spain’s Jewish community has slammed a ruling by the country’s Supreme Court that overturns the conviction of four people connected to a Barcelona bookstore that sold Nazi literature.

    The four connected to the now defunct bookshop, Kalki, had been found guilty by a lower court of...

  • Tommywood: Where is a book-loving soul to go now?

    By Tom Teicholz

    April 3, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Dutton's Brentwood Books, among the best-known and best-loved of Los Angeles' independent bookstores, will close on April 30.

    It is hard not to take this as a sign of the times.

    Over the past few years many local independent bookstores have gone the way of the local movie theater,...

  • An Eye for Modernism

    By Michael Aushenker

    November 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    On March 5, 1936, Julius Shulman was awestruck when he saw the Hollywood Hills home designed by legendary California Modernist architect Richard Neutra.

    A free-spirited 26-year-old photographer, who was unsettled on a career, Shulman casually snapped six shots of the mansion with his...

  • The Nachas of Books

    By Amy Sara Clark

    June 27, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Until recently, it seemed you could find Yiddish books only in obscure libraries or in the attic of the house of someone's grandparents. But recently, the National Yiddish Book Center launched the Steven Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library, an online bookstore that makes more than...

  • Hidden Stacks

    By Sheldon Teitelbaum

    May 31, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Read any good Hebrew books lately?

    If you live in the Valley -- we'll assume you read Hebrew -- you'll most likely have picked up the latest Ram Oren techno-thriller or Naomi Ragen frummie-potboiler at the recently opened Steimatzky bookstore on Ventura Boulevard near Corbin.


  • Preemptive Strike Against Hate

    By Michael Aushenker

    September 21, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    One would think that a Barnes & Noble store would be the last place someone would be encouraged to close a book, yet that is exactly what Barnes & Noble Booksellers, along with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and Scholastic Books, wants children to do.

    Conceived by the three...