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Friday, July 11, 2008

Also This Week in The Stranger

posted by on July 11 at 15:00 PM


Christopher Frizzelle on the sad disappearance of Nextbook:

Nextbook’s goal to promote Jewish literature was built around books, not beliefs; never had an exclusionary vibe to it; and was always marketed to the mainstream. In contrast to small bookstore readings or Seattle Arts & Lectures’ giant hall, Nextbook’s readings and onstage interviews (more than a dozen a year) often happened in bars—the Rendezvous, Tractor Tavern, places like that.

It’s a great look back at why Nextbook was so important, and a consideration of the big hole it’s going to leave in Seattle’s reading scene. You should read it.

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Did Frizzelle kill off Nextbook like he did the Northwest Bookfest?

Posted by David | July 11, 2008 4:04 PM

The Chabon lecture Frizzelle cites really was enchanting. The golem story was scary and wonderful and I try to see Michael Chabon speak each time he comes to town because of that lecture.

Sad to see you go, Nextbook.

Posted by Megs | July 11, 2008 4:17 PM

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