Connecticut librarians challenging an FBI demand for patron records
must continue to be silent about the case. Yesterday a federal appeals
court agreed to stay a lower court ruling that would have allowed the
plaintiffs to speak about the case. The government could yet lose the
appeal of the lower court ruling.
After doing some database legwork, the New York Times
said today that the plaintiff likely is Library Connection in Windsor, Conn.
Three authors and the Authors Guild filed suit against Google
yesterday, charging that the company's program to scan millions of
books in several major libraries and make the texts searchable online
constitutes "massive copyright infringement."
As part of a series on women of Hawaii, the Honolulu Star-Bulletin
profiles Maile Meyer, owner of Native Books/Na Mea Hawaii
a store that sells books about Hawaii as well as Hawaiian arts and crafts and has two
locations in Honolulu. The store is two years old; Meyer had run a
bookstore for 13 years before that.
Among unusual aspects about the store: Meyer insists employees take a
book home each month for free to learn more about Hawaiian history. She
also encourages the more than 300 artisans who sell products in her
store, most of whom are female, to go into business for themselves,
saying that women are natural business owners because they can
communicate well, multitask and solve problems.
Borders is converting the Waldenbooks at the Del Monte Center in
Monterey, Calif., into a Borders Express, part of the company's
revamping of some 100 Walden stores this year. The 8,615-sq.-ft. store
will celebrate its grand opening October 15 and 16.
After a 20-year career as a school librarian, Paula McDonald has opened
a children's bookstore in Carlsbad, Calif., north of San Diego, called
Salty Tales for Young Readers. As McDonald explained to the North County Times
"I wanted to retire from being a librarian, but I didn't want to give
up children's books. I love children's literature. The nonfiction is
just so beautiful."
Salty Tales stocks books, gifts such as baby blankets, finger puppets,
CDs and DVDs. Besides "the best of recent children's literature," Salty
Tales stocks classics and titles particularly suited to her clientele.
These include Anne Rockwell's books about beach and marine life, popular
with tourists, and Eve Bunting's My Red Balloon
, popular with the many local military families.
The store is located at 527 Carlsbad Village Dr., Carlsbad, Calif.; 760-730-7321.