News This Week (December 24th)

Brian Selznick hosts a virtual tour of the American Museum of Natural History.

Get a free copy of The Yellow Submarine book for your iPhone or iPad.

See the new trailer for The Hobbit.

The Bhagavad Gita is on trial in Russia.

Christopher Hitchens dies at age 62.

43 journalists were killed “in direct relation to their work” this year.

An unpublished Charlotte Bronte manuscript fetches $1.1 million at auction at Sotheby’s.


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.