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Weekly Roundup for 3/29/13


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 intern Deanna Hoffmann.

Around the Web

Akashic author Chris Abani remembers Chinua Achebe in moving tributes in the Daily Beast & the Wall Street Journal.

Get a peek at some staff picks from American indie bookstores.

Happy 60th Anniversary to one of our all-time favorite indie bookstores: CITY LIGHTS in San Francisco! We only wish we could join in the upcoming celebration events!

Congratulations are also due to our friends at Melville House who just opened London-based Melville House UK!

One of the latest collaborations from Joseph Gordon-Levitt and HitRECord, (his online collaborative production company), Flickering Lights turns light into art.

How sweet is this Library Marriage Proposal? Do you have a book-related proposal story? Share it with us!

And for NYC locals who want to be surrounded by books every step of the way. Housing Works Bookstore Café rents out the book filled space for events–from weddings to holiday parties and book releases (see Venue Rental).  100% of profits go to Housing Works.

Around the Office

One very large dog joined us at the Akashic office today. Meet Johanna Ingalls’s Irish wolfhound, Beckett:


Posted: Mar 29, 2013

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