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Weekly Roundup for 4/12/13

whatjusthappenedEvery 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 & intern Deanna Hoffmann.

Around the web:

BBC travel highlights 5 of America’s best indie bookstores, from San Francisco, CA, to Coral Gables, FL.

Politics & Prose is named best bookstore for the third straight year in the Washington City Paper‘s Best of D.C. poll! Won’t you come show your support for Simon Tofield (creator of Simon’s Cat) and Politics & Prose this Sunday? Tofield will appear at Politics & Prose on April 14th at 1:00pm to launch his new book Simon’s Cat in Kitten Chaos.

Breakout Filipino thriller Graceland is showing at the Village East Cinema in New York, NY, from April 26–May 2, 2013! Film director Ron Morales will be participating in the Manila Noir launch in June.


Also interesting: Page Meets Stage, a monthly poetry series that pairs page-oriented poets with poets from a spoken-word background. April 17th at the DL Lounge (95 Delancey): Marilyn Nelson meets Jamaal May.

Philadelphia Noir editor Carlin Romano was named a Guggenheim Fellow! Many congrats to Carlin & all the 2013 Guggenheim Fellows!

& look out for The Marijuana Chronicles‘ very own Rachel Shteir, who will have the cover story in this Sunday’s New York Times Book Review!

Posted: Apr 12, 2013

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