News This Week (July 30th)

See the new trailer for Hugo, Scorsese’s film based on the Brian Seltnick’s book The Invention of Hugo Cabret.

The Google Books Settlement has been given a ultimatum.

See Christopher Walken read The Three Little Pigs.

What can science fiction tell us about god?

Steinbeck was obsessed with Somerset.

See a picture of Kerouac, Burroughs and Orlovsky at the beach.

Read the first paragraph of Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84.

Read a story from Miranda July.

Borders is closing the rest of it’s stores.

There are more typos in published books.

See the Hunger Games animated film poster.

Ben Stiller will remake and star in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.

Winnie the Pooh turns 90 soon.

Daniel Handler (Lemony Snickett) suggests Summer reading.

Read an excerpt from Julian Barnes’ new novel.

Clockwork Orange, the musical.

Grant Morrison’s favorite super hero moments.

Sales of To Kill a Mockingbird soar after the Beckham’s name their daughter Harper Lee.



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.