News This Week (August 28th)

New recordings from Bob Dylan will be released.

President Obama is seen leaving a bookstore with a galley of Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom.

J. M. Barrie maybe related to two mummified infants found in a trunk.

A business professor replaces text books with graphic novels.

The most exciting university presses.

Seattle libraries close for a week due to funding problems.

Linguistic abilities may be linked to Alzheimer’s.

Celebrate Ray Bradbury’s 90th birthday by testing your Bradbury knowledge.

Moby Dick with dragons.

There are typo vigilantes.

Günter Grass writes his last autobiographical novel.

Mr. Popper’s Penguins will hit the silver screen.

TODAY is read a comic book in public day! (done!)


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.