News This Week (September 18)

Fantagraphics has acquired and will publish Ah Pook is Here (finally).

The Amsterdam airport opens a new library.

The publishing community rallies to support an editor with cancer.

eBay sellers beat the Department of Defense by selling uncensored copies of Operation Dark Heart.

Haruki Murakami’s newest novel has a featured spread in a Chinese men’s health magazine.

Watch clips from the Spider-Man Musical.

In the John Fowles library.

It’s Roald Dahl day! and Month!

Roald Dahl is remembered in pictures.

Philip Ardagh picks his top 10 Roald Dahl books.

Oxford University Press releases an ambitious Chinese-English dictionary.

Salman Rushdie speaks out in support of the mosque and Islamic Cultural Center near ground zero.

President Obama writes a children’s book.

Chuck Klosterman is using the iTunes model for essay’s.

The Vatican library reopens after a $12 million renovation.

Will Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom by the next and last book for Oprah’s Book Club? Yes it will.

See the Brooklyn Book Festival.

A lost Sir Walter Scott poem is found.

Co-founder of the Paris Review, Thomas Guinzburg, dies at 84.

Freakonomics Radio will launch this fall on NYPR and APM.

See some amazing bookplates.

Jack White creates a new kind of vinyl record.

David Foster Wallace’s unfinished novel will be published next year.

Philip Glass writes an Kafka opera.

Jane Yolen writes her 300th book.

Paul Auster talks to John Ashbery.

Author Barbara Holland dies at 77.

The British Library acquires a Ted Hughes poem and letter archive.

36 authors will write a novel together in 6 days.

Children understand irony at 4.

A collection of Oscar Wilde’s letters are discovered.

Thomas Wolfe will receive a medal for his contribution to American letters.

R.L. Stein’s Goosebumps heads to the silver screen.

A playlist for Murakami’s novel 1Q84.

The 10 best Devils.

An excerpt from Poisoning the Press reveals that Nixon’s White House explored the murder of journalist Jack Anderson.


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.