News This Week (May 8TH)

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

Scottish historian James McMillan dies at 61.

Teacher and literary critic David Musselwhite dies at 69.

Spider-man stops a bookstore thief.

Novel performance uses text messaging.

Hunter S. Thompson heads to the silver screen again.

Neil Gaiman creates One Book One Twitter.

Bill Murray reads to construction workers.

Terry Pratchett has issues with the storylines of Doctor Who.

The history of talking animals in literature.

17 Pulitzer Prize winners have signed a petition in defense of South Park’s Muhammad episode.

Scenes from the post-print apocalypse.

The collected poems and art of the London Underground.

The Great Northwest Bookstore goes down in flames.

Google will sell e-books.

Comic-strip writer and artist Peter O’Donnell dies at 90.

One Byron fan takes the plunge.

Vasily Grossman is still under appreciated in Russia.

Russian poet Elena Shvarts dies at 61.

Why are these the 10 most controversial books in America?

Grant Morrison turns Bruce Wayne into a time traveler.

The best true crime writers.

Yann Martel is personally hurt by bad reviews.

One fan tracks down Details’ 1996 profile on David Foster Wallace.

The top 10 kindle books are free.

Can you judge a book by it’s cover?

The new world of children’s e-books.

Barnes and Noble is being sued.

Tom Waits does Shakespeare.

Malcolm Gladwell: the best of pop-culture.

David Mitchell talks about writing a libretto.

Twilight characters are taking over new baby names.


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.