News This Week (September 19)

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

Poet and novelist Jim Carroll dies at 60.

Read a Sam Shepard short story.

If books go digital, how will the highbrow accessorize?

Jonathan Lethem writes on J G Ballard.

Philadelphia is preparing to close all their public libraries due to a budget lock.

People are getting excited about the release of Carl Jung’s Red Book.

Universal Studios is planning a Harry Potter theme park.

Google signs a deal to print 2 million books on espresso machines (not the coffee kind).

Dan Brown’s Lost Symbol sets the record in adult fiction sales.

The original photo gallery of The Old Man and the Sea, intended to be published with the original version of the story in LIFE, is seen for the first time.

Osama Bin Laden’s recommended reading list.

Nick Cave continues to make the interview rounds for The Death of Bunny Monro.

Oprah chooses Uwem Akpan’s Say You’re One of Them for her next book club.

Pavement reunites.


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.