News This Week (January 23rd)

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

Mystery writer Robert B. Parker dies at 77.

The international children’s charity Plan enlists authors to raise money awareness.

Things William S. Burroughs owned.

A look at Apocalypse Literature.

Ursula K. Le Guin leads the revolt on the Google Book Settlement, while the Steinbeck and Guthrie families support it.

The secret history of typography in the OED.

Front man from Bon Iver, Justin Vernon, will open a music venue.

Howl opens the Sundance Film Festival.

See James Franco as Allen Ginsberg.

The history of rights holders in the Sir Aurthur Conan Doyle estate.

The battle for digital books really gets moving with the anticipation of the Apple tablet.

Co-founder of SOHO Press, Laura Chapman Hrusk, dies at 74.

Author of Love Story, Erich Segal, dies at 72.

Haruki Murakamai’s Pinball, 1973 is back in print, in English, in Japan.

Martin Amis talks about writing Time’s Arrow.

Martin Scorsese looks to make The Invention of Hugo Cabret a film.

Bloomsbury USA finally concedes to change the cover of Jaclyn Dolamore’s novel over a race row.

Five Dials celebrates the life of David Foster Wallace with  Don DeLillo, Jonathan Franzen, Zadie Smith, George Saunders and others.

What the Lakers are reading.

Life magazine celebrates famous literary drunks and addicts.

Read Ode on Melancholy, To Autumn, Sleep and Poetry,  and Ode to a Nightingale by John Keats.


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.