Friday Lit News Roundup

In this week’s Lit News, a few happy discoveries, and some bookish eye candy to celebrate spring. Enjoy, y’all.


Yes to floor-to-ceiling bookshelves and French doors! (From our Lookout Pinterest account. Do you follow us?)

Two book design videos we’re watching this week—both oldies but goodies:

Acclaimed book designer Coralie Bickford-Smith, who works in-house for Penguin, talks about her inspirations and the gorgeous redesign of these classics.

In the Oxford American’s SoLost series, Craig Jensen of Booklab II talks about the beautiful and unique books he’s made for thirty-five years.

Missed “The Confessions of David Remnick”? In this interview with the New Republic, the New Yorker editor talks difficult writers, Obama’s shortcomings, and learning from Anna Wintour.

Need a little laugh? Put a poet in your pocket.

Have a lovely weekend, and don’t forget that Astoria to Zion is now for sale. Next week, we’ll have details about two upcoming release events, one in NYC at the Center for Fiction on Monday, April 7, and another in Boston, Tuesday, April 8. Stay tuned.