News This Week (February 26th)

We hope that Michel Gondry will direct a film adaptation of Ubik.

6 reasons Borders went bankrupt.

See fan-created trailers for The Hunger Games.

Kathryn Stockett is sued by her brother’s maid.

James Franco will play the Wizard of Oz.

See what’s on Michael Showalter’s bookshelf.

T.C. Boyle’s top 4 books.

J.K. Rowling’s life is a made-for-TV movie.

The Great Gatsby as a Nintendo game.

Captain Ahab is found.

Jonathan Lethem is in southern California.

8-bit Lego letterpress.

Tony Morrison turns 80.

15 pieces of advice from Kurt Vonnegut.

Top 10 dirty old men of literature.

See a trailer for the film adaptation of Norwegian Wood.

The first real David Foster Wallace documentary.

Tips on identifying a first edition.

Nick Cave opens World Book Night in London.

Read an interview with New York City’s beloved bookstore, Strand.



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.