News This Week (April 2nd)

The cover for Brian Selznick’s new book is revealed.

Jim Henson’s trailer for the Wizard of Id TV show.

A new Dr. Seuss compilation will be published by Random House.

A pop-up indie bookstore will open for 1 month in a shuttered Borders.

James Franco bought the rights to Zeroville and will teach directing at NYU.

Jennifer Garner will play Miss Marple in an upcoming film adaptation.

Eoin Colfer announces that the 8th book in the series will be the last Artemis Fowl.

Childrens author, Diana Wynne Jones, dies at 76.

Top 10 fictional mothers.

Chip Kidd on his design for the new Murakami novel.

Maurice Sendak has a new book due out this fall (!!!).

How to digitize a book.

See Prague’s off-limits library.

What is your favorite cooking bible?

Not the 50 books you must read before you die.

An India state bans Joseph Lelyveld’s new book for hinting Gandhi had gay lover.

The Power of Books fake ad campaign.

Radiohead puts out a newspaper.

What was the NYTimes Sunday magazine like 100 years ago?

Who are the best book editors on Twitter?

Penguin releases a new series of classics with embroidered covers.


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.