News This Week (July 17th)

Ernest Hemingway gets his own shoes.

Harvey Pekar dies at 70, and is remembered:

Sonia Sotomayor will pubish her memoir.

The history of the word “robot”.

Mark Twain’s uncensored autobiography will be published after more than 100 years.

Raymond Scott is convicted for handling a stolen Shakespeare folio.

Douglas Coupland launches a clothing line.

Japan gets a bullet train bookmobile!

See a most amazing bookcase.

Alan Moore abandons the super hero genre.

Comic strip artist Al Williamson dies at 79.

Poet Pete Morgan dies at 71.

A feminist backlash against the Twilight series.

Karl Rove starts a summer book club.

In defense of slow reading.

Another plagiarism suit against Harry Potter.

Listen to William Faulkner lecture on literature.

David Eggers has an art show.

The Great Gatsby becomes a video game.

Making a case for Twilight fans.

10 best card games in literature.

Jeffery Eugenides talks about the sequel to Middlesex.


Janina Larenas is the book buyer for the New Book Department. She is a printmaker and book artist who works with a variety of mediums to create narrative imagery. Her pieces range from stickers and posters to science illustration, embroidery to zines, often merging technical crafts with fine art presentation.