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Weekly Roundup 3/1/13


Every Friday, the Akashic team highlights industry news, reviews, and features from around the web. This week’s roundup comes to you from Akashic publicist Kate Bogden and editorial assistant Susannah Lawrence.


Around the Web

With the upcoming release of the 15th anniversary edition of By the Balls, we’ve been in a pulp kind of mood, and what better way is there to spend some time than playing around with Thrilling Tales’ Pulp-O-Mizer?

Have you ever considered collecting “literary vinyl?” If yes, now’s your chance to buy-in in a big way!

We were delighted to see  this interview with Paul Yamazaki from City Lights Booksellers (a bookstore-friend in San Francisco who will host host David McConnell on March 20, and Ian Svenonius on April 17) in Brick Magazine.

We hope more people will follow Duayne Samples’s lead and create their own “Little Free Libraries!” Check out this video that the Huffington Post pointed us to. Do you have access to a “little free” library, or some other type of book swap? (The laundry room in Susannah’s building has a book swap bookshelf, which has not helped her compulsive book hoarding at all…)

Speaking of libraries, this proposed Sydney Community Living Room looks incredible! Who doesn’t want some garden storytelling every once in a while?

Congratulations to StoryCorps, who has been selected as a recipient of a $1 million MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions! We can’t wait to see the incredible stories they will continue to record and share with us!

SPOTTED! Brookline Booksmith puts a Simon’s Cat in Kitten Chaos sticker sheet to good use.  (Won’t you send us your photos of Simon’s Cat in Kitten Chaos stickers in fun places?)


Around the Office

After considering the photos below, can you guess what we were up to today at the office?


Posted: Mar 1, 2013

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