News This Week (September 12)

Every week Logos employees collect the most interesting news bits from the book and music world.

Shelfari gets a peek at Neil Gaiman’s Library.

Read a short story from Paul Theroux.

Novelist Elmer Kelton dies at 83.

Writer Keith Waterhouse dies at 80.

The book as blog?

Penguin Classics swallows Marion Boyars.

JK Rowling and Stephanie Meyer go comic.

AbeBooks popularizes weird books.

The Frankfurt Book Fair bans two Chinese speakers at China’s request.

More on The Death of Bunny Monro.

The Guardian looks at Portnoy’s Complaint after 40 years.

What the criminal’s bookshelf can tell us.

Watch Origin of the Species evolve.

A preview of Wallace Shawn’s new book Essays.

Dinner with John Irving.

Thomas Pynchon as social vengeance.


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.