December 2016 | Barbara Basbanes Richter

Book News for the Week of December 19-23

In case you've been too busy getting last-minute holiday errands done, here's what you missed in the world of books this week:                                                                                                                                                        

Publishers Weekly says that book sales are lackluster this holiday season.                                                                                                                                                          

The Daily News reports that Brooklyn's Morbid Anatomy Museum closed this week after roughly two and a half years in existence. (Check out our story on the space in the Spring 2014 print issue.)



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Hyperallergic's Claire Voon chronicles the preservation and recent restoration of medieval wall murals at Stratford-Upon-Avon thanks in part to William Shakespeare's father.                       

Clare Ansberry at the Wall Street Journal explores the origins of the holiday carol "Winter Wonderland."


Happy holidays! 

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Illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith. public domain