Mexican novelist, Carlos Fuentes, dies at 83.
It is a little-known but undisputed historical fact that Johannes Gutenberg did not invent the printing press.
Find out who Frederico Garcia Lorca’s lover was.
A new perfume for book lovers from Geza Schoen of CB I Hate Perfume.
Watch Morgan Freeman encourage kids to read in 1971.
Watch a 1951 animated short of A Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe.
Read an interview with Orhan Pamuk on The Museum of Innocence.
See Harry Clarke’s illustrations for Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of Mystery and Imagination.
The Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum in Wisconsin is keeping old typefaces alive.
Graphic designer Karen To gives dead words new life.
See the top 10 most read books in the past 50 years.
Edinburgh’s Phantom Book Artist sends Ian Rankin 17 small paintings for his birthday.
The Descriptive Camera captures your photos with words.
Sylvia Beach Whitman keeps Shakespeare & Co. alive after her father’s death.
See a flowchart of how a book is born.
Iain Sinclair meets Gary Snyder in his retreat in the woods.
I Shot the Serif: a new first person font-based shooter.
Legendary singer, Donna Summer, dies at 63.
John Updike’s childhood home will become a museum.
Harlan Ellison will republish his juvenile delinquent fiction.
Children’s author and Newbery Medal winner winner, Jean Craighead George, dies at 92.
Charlene Harris will end her Sookie Stackhouse series next May.