News This Week (August 6th)

Rainn Wilson shares his top 10 Science Fiction and Fantasy novels.

Agatha Christie: SURFER.

The New York Public Library will wave 140,000 fines.

Jeffery Eugenides got socked.

Maurice Sendak’s new book comes out next month.

The Bell Jar turns 40.

Comics inspired by Smiths songs.

Terry Richardson and Lady Gaga pair up to write a book.

Match Truman Capote’s descriptions to their literary counterparts.

A manifesto on the art of writing a postcard.

The comic #bookswithalettermissing.

Paul Schrader and Bret Easton Ellis will write a new shark horror film.

Tony Parson’s becomes Heathrow’s new resident author.

How many geniuses are in the publishing industry?

What your literary tote bag says about you.

History’s most literary locks of hair.

ABA explores the possibility of joining World Book Night.

How Shakespeare shaped our world.

A beautiful nightstand made with books.

If you haven’t seen Better Book Titles by now, you should.

Eeyore turns 140.

5 perfect pens.

Filmmaker Ethan Coen will publish a second book of poetry.

Frances votes for a price fix on e-books.

See an automated book xylophone.

The next generation in digital books.

See over 150 book covers for Lolita.

Charles Darwin’s letters will be published, but not til 2022.

Ed Falco will write the prequel to the Godfather.

Star Wars as an existential french epic.

10 contemporary Japanese authors you should know about.


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.