Catch-22

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Earlier this year Simon & Schuster released a fiftieth-anniversary edition of Joseph Heller's Catch-22, the satrical novel set during World War II that is frequently cited as one of the great literary works of the twentieth century. Heller began writing it in 1953, and the novel was first published in November 1961.

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What's Your Type?

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Editors, designers, and other members of the Penguin team talk about their favorite fonts in this promotional video for Just My Type: A Book About Fonts by Simon Garfield, published this month by Penguin imprint Gotham Books. Times New Roman, Comic Sans, Helvetica, Garamond? What does your favorite font say about you?

How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive

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Published this month by Melville House, Christopher Boucher's novel, How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive, tells the story of a newspaper reporter living in western Massachusetts and trying to raise his son, a 1971 Volkswagen Beetle. To promote the book, Boucher yesterday set off on a road trip from Los Angeles to Boston in a 1972 Beetle.

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