News This Week (September 4th)

Jonathan Franzen picks his favorite 4 novels.

Top ten type faces of the decade.

The Oxford English Dictionary will not be printed again.

John Cusack will star in Raven, a film about Edgar Allan Poe.

A 6-year-old gets a 23-book deal with Strategic Book Publishing, but it may not be a very good deal.

Berlin is “bombed” with poetry.

Heart of Darkness is now a graphic novel.

JK Rowling gives £10million for  multiple sclerosis research clinic.

Aug. 24 is probably not really the Bible’s anniversary.

Is the crime novel the only real social fiction?

Mockingjay sells more than 450,000 it’s first week.

There will be a sequel to Kick-Ass?

The Sandman is in the early stages of a TV adaptation.

Archie gets it’s first gay character.

Silvia Plath fans ask for a more fitting memorial.Novelist Vance Bourjaily dies at 87.

McSweeney’s sponsors two contests.


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.