Monthly Archives: June 2015

National Black Bookstore Week was launched in 1997 as a way to foster pride and a feeling of collectiveness amongst the black intelligentsia and anyone who loved reading and supporting these small mom-and-pop shops across the country. The date was … Continue reading

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If you’ve read The Lost Bicycle, a new AcuteByDesign release written by Cory Hills, or heard Cory’s award-winning CD by the same name, you might hear influences that seem to come from far afield from the American composer’s backyard. One … Continue reading

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The Library of Congress announced this week that Juan Felipe Herrera will be the country’s new U.S. poet laureate and its first-ever Latino appointee. Herrera represents all that we celebrate at AbyD – he’s diverse and multicultural – the child … Continue reading

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AcuteByDesign author extraordinaire Cynthia MacGregor and Executive Publisher Michel Marion co-hosted the company’s first book launch party this past weekend at her home in Palm Springs, Florida, to celebrate the release of Moving Day for Alex, the first title in … Continue reading

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