News This Week (Bloomsday!)

Today is Bloomsday.

Salinger’s quest for privacy continues posthumously.

Hemingway’s home is sold.

Thomas Pynchon goes digital.

See the new Truman Capote book covers.

See landscapes carved into books by Guy Laramee.

Read an interview with Martin Amis and Olga Slavnikova.

Watch Michael Lewis give his commencement speech to the Princeton Class of 2012.

Even Barnes & Nobel is defending the agency model.

Watch Dr. Ruth endorse Fifty Shades of Grey.

Watch 10 short films based on 10 short stories.

Check out Calligraphica, a blog devoted to beautiful writing.

An early playhouse used by Shakespeare is discovered.

Studies show that enhanced e-books are hurting literacy.

Watch Ray Bradbury read his poem If Only We Had Been Taller.

Lev Grossman on walking while reading.

The Bowler Press will release a typeset 3 volume limited edition of Pride and Prejudice.

Call the new installation at the NY MOMA, dial a poem.

Haruki Murakami Bingo.

An original Tintin cover fetches $1.6 million at auction.

See stacked book sculptures by Jonathan Callan.

Read an interview with Dave Eggers about his new book A Hologram for the Emperor.

A first edition of the Book of Mormon was stolen.

The Rosenbach Museum opens a new revolving Maurice Sendak exhibit.

Listen to Neil Gaiman read his obituary for Ray Bradbury, who died 91.

See a tent that looks like a book.

The lost history of Fifty Shades of Grey.


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.