News This Week (October 1st)

An Alabama prisoner sues when prevented from reading a Pulitzer Prize winning book on America’s racial history.

See Stephen King read from his sequel to The Shining.

Roald Dahl’s BFG heads to the silver screen.

An English graduate student is jailed for stealing Joyce, Churchill, Woolf, T.S. Elliot, and other manuscripts.

Take a Dr. Seuss quiz.

More on William Gibson and cyberspace.

Salman Rushdie joins twitter.

Read an interview with Maurice Sendak, and then read another!

Paulo Coelho talks about his new novel.

Help fund an H.P. Lovecraft comic novel on Kickstarter.

The history of Lord of the Flies book covers.

What happens when you use a travel guide from the 70s?

Harlan Ellison sues FOX over a new film.

Brian Selznick celebrates his new book at the American Museum of Natural History.

20 book covers reimagined.

See authors lecture at universities.

Neil Young will release a memoir next year.

Gabriel García Márquez sells out in Iran.

Talk Like a Beat Day happened.

A first edition dust jacket of The Great Gatsby is expected to fetch over $150k.

Asterix co-creator quits at 84.

Top 10 banned or challenged books of 2010.

Toni Morrison wins the National Book Award and talks about her new novel.

Top 10 songs based on books.

Jim Harrison talks about the importance of communing with nature.

Top 10 books lost to time.

What happened when Kerouac met Kesey?

A visual history of books in the Simpsons.

Julian Assange is unhappy about his published, un-authorized, autobiography.

A new James M. Cain novel is found.



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.