News This Week (February 11th)

On designing book jackets in a digital future.

Charles Dickens turns 200.

T.S. Eliot loved his day job.

Seven Stories Press wants to turn the literary cannon into graphic novels.

Read an interview with Tom Mueller, expert on olive oil criminology.

An Iranian man is jailed for his book translations.

The journals that published early Modernist writings are now available as PDFs.

A decreasing amount of kids books are being published about nature.

What your bookshelf says about you.

The stories behind publishing mascots.

Top 10 Shakespeare adaptations for the silver screen.

Advice from the new translation of the Kama Sutra.

Read an interview with Michael Chabon.

Joyce’s children’s story The Cats of Copenhagen will be published in England for the first time.

Rachel Maddow wins the John Steinbeck award.

Shit editors and agents say.




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.