News This Week (September 11)

On a post-apocalyptic bookstore film.

826LA auctions 37 picture book artist’s pieces to raise money.

The Man Booker Prize Shortlist is announced.

China Miéville’s The City and the City and Paolo Bacigalupi’s The Windup Girl tie for the Hugo Award.

Hit-Girl may play Katniss Everdeen in the film adaptation of The Hunger Games.

Tony Blair cancels his book tour to avoid eggs and shoes.

Jules Feiffer and Norton Juster collaborate for the first time in 50 years.

Bella Swan vs Katniss Everdeen.

Read an interview with Sarah Gruen.

On book burning.

Jimi Hendrix: SciFi junky.

Should swear words ever be in children’s books?

Peter Jason Rentfrow can tell what books you like by what you watch.

The most expensive books in the world are for sale.

On September 14th, the David Foster Wallace archives will open with a live webcast.

The problems with Google Books.

The New York Times plans to go out of print.

The Rumpus is printing books.

The Defense Department will buy all 10,000 copies of the first run of  Operation Dark Heart.

Marin Scorcese will direct the film adaptation of The Invention of Hugo Cabret.


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.