google books

Do We Still Need Brick-and-Mortar Bookstores?

The death of bookstore chain Borders begs the question: Is there still a place in the Internet-dominated market for brick-and-mortar booksellers and the value they add? Independent bookstores thinks so, and the numbers in the American Booksellers Association, believe it or not, are growing.

Google Apologizes to Chinese Authors for Book Scanning

Google has apologized to thousands of Chinese authors after the writers said the search giant scanned their work for inclusion in its book-search project without their permission. But it remains unclear how -- if at all -- Google plans to actually change its book-scanning practices.

Google books for your cell phone

mark twainThe next time you're stuck at the airport, why not while away the hours with a classic book like Great Expectations or The Adventures of Sherlock...