News This Week (February 5th)

Eric Carle writes a new book on banned expressionist art.

Poet David Morice publishes a 10,000 page poem.

Jane Lynch will write her memoirs.

Jimmy Fallon lands a 2-book deal.

Patti Smith is very disappointing. She is also writing a detective novel.

Nominations for the Best Translated Book Award are revealed.

Writer Eduardo Labarca urinates on Jorge Luis Borges’ grave as an act of art.

Ursula K. Le Guin writes about Roberto Bolaño’s Monsieur Pain.

Was Herman Melville the last great American enigma?

The anonymous author of the Obama novel, O, is revealed.

Dashiell Hammett’s lost works are found in Texas.

The Turkish government declares used books unsanitary.

Booksellers look for inspiration in a bicycle shop.

What do Katy Perry, Jack Kerouac and Ayn Rand have in common?

The extreme sport of book jacket design?

Emma Watson will star in the film adaptation of The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

The MoMA acquires 23 digital typefaces for its permanent collection.

The coolest apps for books.

60 years later, Barnaby Conrad keeps his promise to Sinclair Lewis.

As it turns out, Nabakov’s theory on butterfly evolution is correct.

Idle doodles from famous authors.

Egyptian protesters are protecting their libraries as British authors try to protect theirs.

Download short stories in origami form.

What the kids are reading these days.

How and why to write as explained by some wonderful authors.

Haruki Murakami’s newest novel, 1Q84, will be published in English and ready by October!

Judging books by their covers, UK vs US.


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.