News This Week (August 21st)

Ray Bradbury declares our country in need of a revolution.

Rooney Mara will star in the American version of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.

Was there a real-life Quasimodo?

Viggo Mortensen will star in the film adaptation of On the Road.

Two New Jersey libraries remove gay themed books.

Why does Miami-Dade county have so few bookstores?

15 writers from the cover of TIME.

The most passionate literary couples in history.

J.D. Salinger’s toilet is being auctioned. Seriously.

A Swiss woman dies presumably trying to find Christopher McCandless’ (Into the Wild) final resting place.

Novels for the emerging adult.

Txting lingo is as old as the Victorian age.

The Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library will open this fall.

Betty White signs a two-book deal.

Ricky Martin’s memoir will be published in November.

India gets it’s first e-reader.

See the highest paid authors.

A Florida city denies a permit request for a 9/11 Quran burning.

Watch an interview with the cast of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.

See the London premier of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.

Jeanette Winterson defends books and strikes out at libraries replacing them.

Have Americans cornered the market on coming-of-age stories?

Is James Ellroy haunted by his mother?

The uncertain future of fiction.


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.