News This Week (July 9th)

Learn how to poetry bomb a thrift store.

Amazon shipped 180 copies of George R. R. Martin’s A Dance With Dragons before it’s release date.

How the Kindle destroyed the best pick-up line.

Flannery O’Connor was also a cartoonist.

Some of the Vatican’s secret archives will be exhibited.

Some advance readers are very expensive.

Read a poem from John Rybicki.

Letters indicate that J.D. Salinger has an unpublished book.

Cornelia Funke’s top 10 fairytales.

Beck is starting his own independent press.

The Royal Shakespeare Company cuts a scene to appease angry New Yorkers.


Janina Larenas is the book buyer for the New Book Department. She is the one time owner of Little Isobel, a small batch fruit preserve company based in Philadelphia, PA. She is well skilled in printmaking, book arts, and canning.