Bookishness: Week of July 23, 2012

Reading at the table Dinah Fried’s Fictitious Dishes features meals from novels recreated and photographed. At right: Holden Caulfield’s drug store sandwich and malted.

A flourish here and a curlicue there On a trend in book covers.

Harlequin in steamy water The publisher is facing a class-action suit alleging that it has underpaid authors on digital royalties.

“It’s a book about a haunted theme park and it stars a magical magic guy and he’s good and evil and he’s trying to get rid of the ghosts.” A six-year-old tries to divine the content of great novels from their covers.

To London, to London Lonely Planet is giving away four London travel guides (in e- format) in celebration of the olympics.

In reasons I love conferences news: Comics and medicine! This week at U of T.