News This Week (Saturday, August 11th)

Beck’s newest album will be published only as sheet music.

Neil Gaiman’s newest book will be called The Ocean at the End of the Lane.

Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby will not be released until summer 2013.

See a diagram of deaths written by Edgar Allan Poe.

The social aspects of Homer’s epics are likely true.

Celebrate Julia Child’s 100th birthday with 10 books.

10 films you never knew were books.

100 best ever teen novels.

A list of the best lists.

Children’s book writer, Jean Merrill, dies at 89.

Stephen King will write a sequel toThe Shining.

Top 10 most difficult books.

For the love of Edward Gorey.

James Gleick writes about auto correct.

Shakespeare in the park fans get a free book from Random House.

Chris Colfer lands a YA book deal.

8-bit book covers.

A library card with Elvis Presley’s signature is expected to fetch close to $4k.

John Steinbeck’s son is livid over the “profoundly tragic” use of his father’s work to defend capital punishment.

Joan Rivers is escorted out of Costco by police over their refusal to carry her book.

For the first time ever a David Sedaris story will become a film.

Chicago Public Library is planning an amnesty from overdue book fines.

If great authors wrote in JavaScript.

What adults can learn from kid’s books.

Watch the only footage of Mark Twain in existence.

The Royal Tenenbaums in print.



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.