News This Week (April 11th)

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

China Miéville wins the British Science Fiction Award for his novel The City and the City.

After much panic, Proper nouns will not make it into Scrabble after all.

Alec Baldwin buys a bookmobile.

Keith Richards and his secret longing to be a librarian.

The Crafty Chambermaid’s Garland, an erotic pamphlet from the 1800’s, is on display.

Five essential books on video games.

Stars talk about their favorite children’s books.

Emma sells for $500k.

Visual artists join the fight against the Google Book Deal.

Lunch with Philip Pullman.

Models make books fashionable in China.

Marian Schwartz on faithful not literal translations.


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.