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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.


With the upcoming release of Simon’s Cat vs. the World, we at Akashic have had pets on our minds. How many other literary pets do you know? Take the Guardian‘s quiz and find out!

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

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