City of Thieves – David Benioff

City of Thieves is a retelling of David Benioff’s grandfather’s experiences in Russia during WWII. The story follows his grandfather as he and a young soldier, Kolya, undertake an impossible errand for an army offical. Benioff’s narrative is immediately gripping, funny, tragic and beautiful.


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.