News This Week (October 3rd)

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

Logos Books & Records celebrates it’s 40th anniversary next week.

Pulitzer Prize winning columnist, William Safire, dies at 79.

JK Rowling joins twitter. For real.

David Mamet’s adaptation of the Diary of Anne Frank is rejected by Disney for being too dark (we can’t say we didn’t see that one coming).

The Lost Symbol has a new contender for sales on ABE books.

The New York Times busts Nabakov for using note cards in an interview.

Moby Dick will become a TV series.

The Guardian UK considers the history of The Hitchkiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

And Tango Makes Three Rises to the top is on the rise from its publicity on the Banned Books List.

Elmore Leonard will be honored with the lifetime achievement award.

JK Rowling is shunned, no freedom for witchcraft?

Terry Pratchett continues to criticize anti-assisted suicide guidelines.

The 2,560’th birthday of Confucius is celebrated.

Rebecca Eckler pays Margaret Atwood to maybe kill her?

Haruki Murakami is split in two.

Janina

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.