News This Week (February 12th)

A list of book cameos in film.

The New York Public Library tries a social experiment: don’t judge a book by it’s cover.

Want to learn about Egypt?

Fictional books with fictional authors.

What would Alice listen to in wonderland?

The evolution of Alice in Wonderland.

See production photos of On the Road.

Matt Kish is doing a drawing for every page in Moby Dick.

Now you too can write like Grant Morrison!

The 10 best mustaches in literature.

Film adaptations of anti-romantic novels you can watch right now.

Everyone is waiting for Borders to file bankruptcy.

Authors who doodled.

Make your own interactive comic.

The Russian fan fiction novel based on The Lord of the Rings Trilogy is translated to English.

Save the publishing industry by reading for 10 minutes a day.

Blair Fuller recalls an evening with J.D. Salinger.

Children’s author, Brian Jacques, dies at 71.

What is Watson?

What the Bible really says about sex.

“Txting” children have better literacy skills than others.

Read a live chat transcript with Michael Lewis.

The 10 best love stories in literature.

What Crispin Hellion Glover is up to.

Belgium looks to Lysistrata for political help.

See Jeff Bridges talk about True Grit.

97 things you didn’t know about William S. Burroughs.

Famous literary fights.

The Paris Review will serialize Roberto Bolaño’s The Third Reich.

Powell’s lays off 31 employees.

Lisa Simpson get’s a book club.

10 of the best bookends.

The Malcolm Gladwell book generator.


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.