Weekly Roundup for 8/16/13
Every Friday, the Akashic team highlights industry news, reviews, and features from around the web. This week’s roundup comes to you from Akashic intern Katie Martinez.
Google has expanded its definition of “literally,” literally killing English in the process.
We wish our libraries were this magical! Here are the 12 best fictional libraries.
Our own libraries offer a different sort of magic: across the country, libraries are serving as centers of information and relief in the aftermath of natural disasters.
Students, feel free to relax—teachers also wait until the end of the summer to buy their books.
The Huffington Post has compiled a list of book references in Breaking Bad. Who’s your favorite W.W.?
A former New York City resident has opened the first English-language bookstore in Cuba.
Edwidge Danticat, editor of Haiti Noir and the forthcoming Haiti Noir 2, calls The Roving Tree “a gorgeous new novel about a Haitian adoptee finding her way in many different corners of the world” in the New York Times.
Our friends at Ugly Duckling Presse have launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise funds for a new (old) letterpresse. Want to help?
Posted: Aug 16, 2013
Featured: Music/Popular Culture/Art
- The Bear Who Wasn’t There: And the Fabulous Forest
- Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock ‘n’ Roll Group
- Go the Fuck to Sleep
- The Worst Breakfast
- Just Call Me Mike: A Journey to Actor and Activist
- Copycat: LIMITED EDITION SIGNED PREORDER
- Lessons in Taxidermy
- 100 Posters/134 Squirrels
- The Accidental Hunter
- Simon’s Cat vs. the World
- Ziggy Marley and Family Cookbook: Delicious Meals Made With Whole, Organic Ingredients from the Marley Kitchen (SIGNED COPY)
- Drawing Autism