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Weekly roundup for 4/19/13


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 & intern Deanna Hoffmann.

Around the web:

Forget Fifty Shades of Grey! Captain Underpants is #1 on the Most Offensive Book list.

Time Out brings us a new NYC indie bookstore highlight!  The list includes a specialty scifi shop in Brooklyn.

What’s your take on this bill pushing for more SciFi in schools “to stimulate interest in math and science”?

Amazon – Friend or Foe? One of the conversations at the 2013 London Book Fair this past week.

The Simon’s Cat tour may be coming to a close, but we’ve definitely still got cats on our minds. Check out the trailer for Lost Cat, coming in April! And if you’re in LA this weekend, you can still catch Simon Tofield (+ Johanna Ingalls & Johhny Temple) at the L.A. Times Festival of Books.

Publishers Weekly reports the ongoing Boston Bomber chase closes Boston bookstores and libraries.

We were touched by these kind words from the Brookline Booksmith to the Boston community: “Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those who were lost or hurt in this senseless violence.  We are as proud as ever to be a part of this community, and if it were possible we would open our doors even wider than they were yesterday.”

Around the office:

The Akashic team may be hard at work in Brooklyn & Los Angeles but our thoughts constantly remain with the city and people of Boston.

Posted: Apr 19, 2013

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