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Behind-the-Scenes of What Is Punk?

Everyone agrees: Eric Morse and Anny Yi’s What Is Punk? is a fun and informative way for all ages to learn the history of punk! Check out these behind-the-scenes looks at how illustrator Anny Yi brought her vision to life.

“From the Crossroads of Crack and Rap” by Jason Reynolds

To celebrate the release of our two new Black Sheep titles — Changers Book Two: Oryon by T Cooper and Allison Glock-Cooper and The Shark Curtain by Chris Scofield — we’re thrilled to present a guest post from Jason Reynolds, award-winning author of When I Was the Greatest and The Boy in the Black Suit, on the need for diversity in young people’s literature.

Spotlight on AFROPUNK

To celebrate the release of The Lost Treasures of R&B — the latest in Nelson George’s acclaimed D Hunter mystery series — we’re pleased to bring you a spotlight on AFROPUNK, a cultural movement celebrating alternative black culture.

David Yow’s COPYCAT Preorder Giveaway Contest!

Tweet us your best cat pun — tagging #Copycat AND @AkashicBooks in your Tweet — for a chance to win a complete Copycat: And a Litter of Other Cats limited edition preorder package! Contest ends Friday, December 5. Click for guidelines.

Greg Prato Discovers Primus

To celebrate the release of Primus, Over the Electric Grapevine: Insight into Primus and the World of Les Claypool, we’re pleased to bring you a guest post from author/journalist Greg Prato on how he came to be a Primus fan.

EVENT ALERT: Primus, Over the Electric Grapevine!

Join Les Claypool and Larry LaLonde as they celebrate the release of Primus, Over the Electric Grapevine: Insight into Primus and the World of Les Claypool, the definitive oral history of Primus compiled by journalist and author Greg Prato. On Thursday, September 18th, at 7:00 PM, stop by Tattered Cover (2526 E. Colfax Ave.) in […]


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