News This Week (February 18th)

Amanda Knox sells her memoir to Harper Collins for $4 Million.

On books and film adaptations.

The wonderful and terrible habit of buying too many books.

Fashion designer Carlos Campos creates a clothing collection based on Love in the Time of Cholera.

See the collected covers of The Paris Review.

The Tower of Abraham Lincoln.

Watch a Librarian’s parade from 1930.

10 greatest literary kisses.

Jennifer Egan and technology are not buddies.

The final alphabet.

The woman behind Dear Sugar (The Rumpus’ advice columnist) is revealed.

Read an interview with Daniel Handler and Maria Kalman about their new book Why We Broke Up.

Sandman cupcakes inspired by Neil Gaiman’s graphic novel.

Literary pick-up lines.

Anthony Shadid dies at 43.

Cormac McCarthy’s 17th century vocabulary.

The Author’s Guild attacks Amazon’s pricing strategies.

R.L. Stein posts a horror story to Twitter.

See police sketches of literary characters.

See a Hunger Games and Lana Del Rey mash-up.

Penguin joins the list of publishers unwilling to sell e-books to libraries.




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.