News This Week (Saturday, July 21st)

Encyclopedia Brown author, Donald J. Sobol, dies at 87.

See 8-bit illustrations of the first line in novels.

The history of Tales of a Thousand and One Nights.

Daniel Clowes is graceful with terrible interview questions.

See Joss Whedon and Dave Foley perform a story written by a kid.

The history of the deckle edge.

See retro library posters.

Author of 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey, dies at 79.

The bestselling books this year, so far…

Dinah Fried prepares meals from novels.

Read a love letter from Balzac.

Remember that time Edith Wharton wrote erotica?

Why is New York is obsessed with Hungarian literature.

The Hunger Games and Game of Thrones dominate new baby names.

Watch Gary Oldman read from R. Kelly’s biography.

Create a jinn and win a prize!

See Christoph Seelbach’s library photographs.

Larry McMurtry auctions off 300,000 books from his bookshop.

A study of how to read comfortably in bed.

A 6-year-old judges books by their covers.

See illustrations from Matt Furie’s new book.

Read a critical letter from F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Oscar Wilde responds to a critic.



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.