News This Week (January 2nd)

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

Ursula K. Le Guin leaves the Author’s Guild over the Google Book Settlement.

See a Terry Pratchett interview.

Musician Vic Chesnutt dies at 45.

J. K. Rowling outsells everyone over the decade.

Beatrix Potter classics are revamped for television.

Candace Sam reports bad Amazon reviewers to the FBI.

The Christmas Story was a grave financial disappointment to Dickens.

Simon Armitage writes a poem for Tony Blair.

Poet Dennis Brutus dies at 85.

How to decide what books to keep, and what to do with the ones you don’t.

Some statistics on translated literature in the United States.

Ronald Bergan has a 40 flashback of Paul Bowles.

Read an essay on books from 100 years ago versus today.

AIA guide creator Norval White dies at 83.

The Baby-Sitter’s Club is being remarketted with a prequel.

Guitarist of The Birthday Party, Rowland S. Howard, dies at 50.

Caricaturist for the New York Review of Books, Devid Levine, dies at 83, see his memorial slide show.

Novelist Carlene Hatcher Polite dies at 77.

Alan Moore brings back the underground fanzine.

The Tolstoy museum reopens in Chechnya.

George Orwell’s birthplace will be restored.

The Guardian UK remembers writers who died in 2009.


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.