- America’s first all-digital public library has opened in Texas.
- Dark horse and former mental health nurse Nathan Filer has won the Costa Book of the Year award for his novel The Shock of the Fall, detailing a descent into mental illness.
- Among the weirder news I’ve posted in this column, an eco-terrorist in the States has been given some books to read as part of her five-year prison sentence.
- Now this is cool: MIT scientists have created a sensory book-reading experience using temperature and lighting to really get you in the mood.
- Useful for people like me: Huffington Books offers a guide to how to fake your way through nine classic novels you should have read already.
- Universal Studios has released details about the new Diagon Alley expansion for the Harry Potter theme park and I want to go.
- CBC Books looks at five non-fiction books that were adapted into fictional movies.
- Frankenstein’s monster as adapted for screen and stage through the ages.
- The first Fifty Shades of Grey poster is actually very classy.
- John Green released a heart-wrenching (if you’ve read the book) ten-second preview for The Fault in Our Stars movie; watch the full trailer here.
- And Entertainment Weekly gives us our first look at the star-studded adaptation of The Giver.
- The Guardian offers five tips for artists wanting to sell their works online.
- An installation by artist Laure Prouvost explores the art of village life.
- ArtNews lists ten must-see photo shows and ten must-see art treasure shows in 2014.
- Going inside the secret market for Nazi-looted art.