News This Week (September 26th)

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

The Hobbit will be made into a film.

Christ as scoundrel, by Philip Pullman.

The US justice department urges Google to set new terms for their book deal.

The wild book and it’s natural habitat.

Nick Hornby will write a feature length animation.

Poet’s House finds a new home.

The Onion says goodbye to Reading Rainbow in their own way.

JRR Tolkien, spy?

Edward Gorey’s home is on flickr.

Read a Jeanette Winterson short story.

How Google will make us rethink copyright laws, and why the Google Books Deal was postponed.

Banned Books Week begins.

A copyright battle ensues over Marvel’s deal with Disney.

Sandgate honors HG Wells 100 years later.

Umberto Ecco on the lost art of handwriting.

Jan Barrett has a beautiful new home.

Sweet Valley High will be a movie.

Cookbooks: writer or anthropologist?

The vigilante censor and Moby D–k?

News This Week (September 12)

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

Shelfari gets a peek at Neil Gaiman’s Library.

Read a short story from Paul Theroux.

Novelist Elmer Kelton dies at 83.

Writer Keith Waterhouse dies at 80.

The book as blog?

Penguin Classics swallows Marion Boyars.

JK Rowling and Stephanie Meyer go comic.

AbeBooks popularizes weird books.

The Frankfurt Book Fair bans two Chinese speakers at China’s request.

More on The Death of Bunny Monro.

The Guardian looks at Portnoy’s Complaint after 40 years.

What the criminal’s bookshelf can tell us.

Watch Origin of the Species evolve.

A preview of Wallace Shawn’s new book Essays.

Dinner with John Irving.

Thomas Pynchon as social vengeance.

News This Week (8/16-22)

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

Nobel Laureate and author of Lord of the Flies Sir William Golding’s reveals his monstrous side.

David Eggers talks about his upcoming novel based on Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are.

Oprah stalks Michelle Obama and lists every book she’s been seen with.

Archie’s proposal upsets fans. A lot.

The Onion takes on The Brothers Karamazov.

The 1902 novel by George Barr McCutcheon, Brewster’s Millions, will be made into a film, again.

Patricia Highsmith’s Deep Water is being adapted for film by Joe Penhall.

Jeanette Winterson writes a children’s thriller for the BBC.

A giant knitted poem is being made.

Pitchfork begins their Top 500 tracks countdown.

The rumors end, it really is a Radiohead song. And it’s free!

Eugenia Bone, author of Well Preserved, talks to the New York Times about brandied peaches and drunken pears.

Founder of Raritan: A Quarterly Review, Richard Poirier, dies at 83.

Alain de Botton becomes Heathrow’s writer in residence.

Frank Portman (Dr. Frank of Mr. T Experience) releases theme song for his main character in his new book Andromeda Klein.

Helena Bonham Carter will play English author Enid Blyton in a BBC biopic.

Margaret Atwood starts a blog. goes green, and takes the stage.

Google’s book deal faces growing opposition.

A book thief shows up to court in a horse drawn carriage.

Tin Tin au Congo is hidden away in the New York Public Library.

Even paper goes digital.

A collection of letters from members of the Bloomsbury Group could be very expensive.

Wuthering Heights jumps on the Twilight bandwagon.

People won’t stop talking about bedbugs.

News This Week (8/9-15)

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

Nick Cave’s new novel The Death of Bunny Monroe is released early, enhanced, and singing.

John Updike’s novel The Witches of Eastwick will be a T.V. series this fall.

Australian author Justine Larbalestier wins the battle to feature a black girl on the cover of her new children’s book.

Neil Gaiman wins the Hugo Award for The Graveyard Book.

Thomas Pynchon makes a playlist for his new novel Inherent Vice, and is identified as the narrator of his book trailer.

Allan Moore is collaborating with hip-hop artists Doseone and Andrew Broder.

Alice in Wonderland hits the sexy little screen before the big screen.

More on the Google Books Settlement.

Disney buys Ann Frank for  the silver screen, David Mamet writes it.

There is seemingly no end to the Radiohead rumor mill.

Who is Arthur Ransome?

Les Paul dies at 94.

A bargain Ulysses will be released.

A graphic novel version of Phillip K. Dick’s Do Andriods Dream of Electric Sheep is being published.

Images of Muhammad are banned in a new book from Yale press.

What Bill Clinton is reading.

Julia Child’s kitchen.

Sub Pop will reissue Nirvana’s album Bleach.

Beck interviews Will Farrell.

David Byrne auctions off a folding bicycle to promote his new book, Bicycle Diaries.

We are all excited about Tom Waits and The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.

News This Week (8/2-8)

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

Sherman Alexie writes for the New Yorker.

President of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, uses his influence to promote reading.

Twicon, the Twilight convention, sells out with 3,000 guests.

Bubbles, Michael Jackson’s pet chimp, will publish his memoirs.

Neil Gaiman predicts the end of our current vampire wave.

Modest Mouse releases their video directed by Heath Ledger (and it’s pretty gory, consider yourself warned).

Twilight books break the best seller records previously held by Harry Potter.

The Diary of a Wimpy Kid books by Jeff Kinney will become a film staring Steve Zahn.

Screen writer Budd Schulberg dies at 95.

Philippa Gregory, author of The Other Boylan Girl, plans to release a condensed version of her new novel with Twitter.

Two beautiful facsimiles of Edward Lear books are being published this week.

Salman Rushdie did not answer the call of the siren after all.

Stephenie Meyer is accused of plagiarism, Little Brown has dismissed the charge as “frivolous”.

Harper Collins launches a short story competition.

Terry Pratchett, who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, defends his right to take his own life, saying “I live in hope I can jump before I am pushed”.

Tim Burton defends fairy tales.

Rumors fly about the voice in Thomas Pynchon’s book trailer for his new book Inherent Vice.

A new Tennyson museum opened this week to mark the bicentenary of his birth.

School vetting rules in the UK are still be debated after the author outcry.

Bob Dylan is recording a Christmas album.

Director John Hughes dies at 59.

Beastie Boy Adam Yauch is home after having a cancerous tumor removed.

Israeli writer Amos Kenan dies at 82.

Michael Pollan writes on Julie and Julia and the state of American home cooking.

News This Week (7/26-8/1)

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

The conflict rages on over Amazon’s Orwellian move.

Bestselling author of novels dealing with personal and sexual identity in black men, E. Lynn Harris, died last week at age 54.

Hanif Kureishi will adapt Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger for film.

David Cronenberg will begin filming for Don Dellio’s Cosmopolis next year.

Random House will reprint Michael Jackson’s autobiography, Moonwalk.

Shakespeare Santa Cruz performances of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Julius Caesar, and Shipwrecked! An Entertainment, The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (as told by himself) started last week.

Scribner and Stephen King defend the book as object.

Does Hogwarts have a drinking problem?

Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr. Fox is animated as a new Wes Anderson film.

Houghton Mifflin will publish the new José Saramago novel The Elephant’s Journey.

Prince of Theives by Chuck Hogan will become a film, The Town, with Ben Affleck, Jon Hamm, and Rebbecca Hall.

Control of Kerouac’s estate is called into question.

Dan Brown is taken advantage ofor is he?

Author Stanley Middleton dies at the age of 89.

Green Apple Books in San Francisco takes on the Kindle.

A battle rages between two Civil War histories on the State of Jones.

A fictional character gives out real scholarships.

91-year-old Louise Brown has borrowed 25,000 books from her local Scotland library.

Library fans scream for ice cream.

Merge Records turned 20 last week.

Rafael Sabatini’s classic novel Captain Blood soars into space!

Ron Howard and David Self take Robert Ludlum’s The Parsifal Mosaic to the big screen.

Pocket books buys a Beatles zombie mashup– this time Paul is dead.

A Roald Dahl biography is put on hold in light of 300 newly discovered letters.

News this Week

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

Author and teacher Frank McCourt dies at 78.

Amazon reaches into Kindle bookshelves to erase purchased copies of 1984.

Game of Thrones will become an HBO show.

Indiebound updates their iPhone application.

Twitter book clubs begin.

Charlize Theron pushes negotiations to see Atlas Shrugged as a T.V. mini series, maybe.

Stolen Angels: The Kidnapped Girls of Uganda by Kathy Cook becomes Girl Soldier with Uma Thurman.

Eat, Pray, Love becomes a movie, and Gilbert’s ex plans to tell his side of the story.

English author Gordon Burn dies at 61.

Opium’s Literary Death Match begins in London (catch it in SF August 14th).

The New Yorker mentions two creative possibilities for e-readers.

Following the Justice Department’s lead, the European Commission begins to investigate the Google settlement for orphaned books.

Twilight will become a graphic novel.

The Guardian UK discusses the one that got away…

An interview with Children’s Laureate Michael Rosen.

Salman Rushdie recalls a dinner with Thomas Pynchon.

Zachary Gordon will star in the film adaptation of best selling childrens book Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

Leonard Cohen announces another tour.

EMI and iTunes celebrate the 40th anniversary of David Bowie’s Space Oddity.

Justin Vernon of Bon Iver and Chris Rosenau will perform a live score for Charlie Chaplin’s The Gold Rush.

Adam Yauch announces he has cancer, the Beastie Boys cancel their tour during his treatment.

Jeff Mangum, Yo La Tengo, Will Oldham will participate in a Chris Knox covers album.

The trailer for Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland has been released.

As a student, Walter Cronkite interviewed Gertrude Stein.

Author of 23 books of Greek and Latin literature maritime history, Lionel Casson, dies at 94.

British High Court rules that Google is not a publisher.

USA Today best seller lists will now include Kindle sales.

News this Week

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

Novelist and essayist Paul Hemphill dies at 73.

In Cornwall, England, people are bidding on Virginia Woolfe’s inspiration (and it sells for £80k), while authors band together to save T.S. Elliot’s.

Nick Cave reads from his new book The Death of Bunny Munro.

Residents of Forks, Washington are pleasantly overwhelmed with Twilight fans.

Os Mutantes streams a new song.

Harry Potter breaks midnight records with $22.2 million.

The Guardian UK hosts a Faber & Faber retrospective.

Barak Obama’s books Dreams from My Father and The Audacity of Hope are declared “potentially detrimental to national security” by a supermax prison in Colorado.

Andrew Lindstrom posts 45 beautifully designed book covers on his blog wellmedicated .

Roland A. Vierra is close to his childhood dream of owning a bookstore.

Quirk Books announced their next mash-up with a trailer.

The Guardian UK talks about the rise of dead authors, but not the zombie kind.

Publisher, editor, and co-founder of Locus, Charles N. Brown dies at 72.

Poet, critic, writer and reviewer, Naomi Lewis dies at 97.

The Dodos stream their album early in order to compete with an album leak.

Beck continues to release new music on his website.

Fans bid on becoming a character in Frederick Forsyth’s new book.

Author and Publisher Jane Weinberger dies at 91.

Walt Whitman inspires Levis.

Frank McCourt is very ill.

Michael Palin is writing a new novel. We expect it won’t be about the Spanish inquisition, but then again…

Harry Potter breaks the midnight record with $2.2 million.

Hong Kong becomes the epicenter for banned Chinese books.

Publishers take book clubs to YouTube.

Books and music collide

Mother of Canadian science fiction, Phyllis Gotlieb, dies at 83.

The Vatican falls for Harry Potter and Oscar Wilde.

The Guardian UK hosts a gallery of covers from the International Times.

Yann Martel sells his manuscript on the Holocaust to Spiegel & Grau for $3 million.

A former NASA researcher argues that science fiction books were critical to putting man on the Moon.

Animal Collective license the first legal Grateful Dead sample ever.

Dave Eggers continues to defend the importance of print.

Beck interviews Tom Waits.

An ode to literary escorts.

News This Week

Every week Logos employees collect the most interesting news bits from the book world.

The winners of the International Book Binding Competion with this year’s theme of “water” were announced.

The world’s oldest Bible is now online.

After 44 years, the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary is going to be published.

Much ado is being made over Margo Lanagan’s book Tender Morsels in the UK.

Nicholas Sparks coaches a 7 title winning relay team.

DC goes old school with the Wednesday Comics.

Exiled Soviet author Vasily Aksyonov passed away at 76.

Michael Jackson had over 10,000 books in his library.

Haruki Murakami talks about George Orwell, the Aum Shinrikyo, and his new book 1Q84.

Edith Wharton predicts her future.

Philip Pullman speaks out against the new vetting policies.