News This Week (February 6th)

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

Read a Roberto Bolaño short story.

Rudyard Kipling’s birth home in India will become a museum that excludes him.

Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Waterson gives his first interview in 21 years.

Ricky Gervais has 12,000 copies of Flanimals stolen.

Tank Books launches a new series of books in cigarette boxes.

Publisher Macmillan wins a fight with Amazon over the price of their e-books.

Dante’s Inferno becomes a video game.

Grisham and Updike are banned from a Texan prison.

Authors continue to battle against the Google Book Deal.

Timothy McSweeny, inspiration for David Eggers’ literary journal, dies at 67.

Independent bookstores in the UK are closing at a rate of 2 per week.

Two letters on resisting the Siren Call of the Google Book Settlement.

Argentine writer and journalist, Tomás Eloy Martínez, dies at 75.

Neil Gaiman will write a Dr. Who episode.

Read an interview with Douglas Coupland.

Google Voice: the free verse master?

In 2015 Mien Kampf will be published in Germany for the first time since WWII.

The women of J.D. Salinger.

The future of books and the deckle edge.

Obama proposes to eliminate Federal School Library funds.

What it’s like to open Salinger’s fan mail.

Oddest book title contest.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America remove links from their site.

10 things you should know before going on the Daily Show.

11 of Salinger’s letters are made public.

The short fiction of John Hughes.

A Brooklyn company is making literary t-shirts.

Kirkus Review is saved.

Secret lives of children’s authors.

The Sweet Valley High girls will finally grow up.

Marcus Books in San Francisco may have to close.


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.