Weekly Picks

Every week Logos employees come together to pick the books and music generating the most interest from their departments.

From the New Book Department:

1. Surfing in Santa Cruz by Thomas Hickenbottom

2. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

3. Who’s to Say What’s Obscene? by Paul Krassner

4. Yokai Attack! The Japanese Monster Survival Guide by Hiroko Yoda

5. Love Poems by Pablo Neruda

From the Used Book Department

1. 2012 by Daniel Pinchbeck

2. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

3. The Singularity is Near Ray Kurzweil

4. Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolaño

5. The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran

From the Music Department

1. Washington Square Grenade from Steve Earle

2. Arabesque from John Lemmer

3. Hyaena (remastered) from Siouxsie and the Banshies

4. Stranger Than Fiction from Bad Religion

5. Chinese Democracy from Guns ‘n’ Roses


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.