News This Week (October 16th)

The unpublished Stieg Larsson novel might make The Millennium Quintet Minus One.

A book thrown at President Obama was a poor marketing strategy, not a threat.

Co-owner of Politics and Prose, Carla F. Cohen, dies at 74.

Stan Lee announces collaborations with R & B star Ne-Yo and Japanese pop icon Yoshiki.

Geoff Johns and NYC Comic Con.

JK Rowling is voted more influential than the Queen.

In honor of 10/10/10, Jacket Copy their 10 best “best books” of ’10.

A Salt Lake bookstore is saved by the Health Reform tax credit.

Jonathan Ames gives advice on screen writing.

Salman Rushdie will write a memoir on his time in exile.

Howard Jacobson wins the Man Booker Prize.

Justin Bieber records a book trailer for

Censorship as stimulus package?

Why Russia doesn’t want Tolstoy.

Top 10 best dressed authors.

Brooklyn’s Underground Library is awesome.

Nominees for the National Book Award are announced.

Undiagnosed literary maladies.

Happy 200th birthday, Snow White!

3 books on UFO’s.

On creating a national digital library.

See some Lynd Ward images.


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.