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A Guide to the New York of HBO’s Girls

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Each season we announce our new titles individually, each in their own post, to give you a little extra background behind the book. If you’ve missed any, you can check them all out here. All of Fall 2013’s intro posts are here.


Something about starting a new book or tv show always reminds me of visiting a city for the first time. There’s a landscape to explore. Pacing to settle into. People to meet and little details to take in. The most satisfying stories are usually ones where the setting feels alive, like it could really exist.

Sometimes, of course, that’s because it does–because the story takes place in a city like New York, or Chicago, or Paris, that exist in the …

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2013 Holiday Gift Guide: HBO’s Girls

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The only white, powdery substance we’ve seen so far on Girls is not really of the winter wonderland variety.

Though that’s one idea for a gift, if you’d like to keep your presents more on the legal side, here are some alternative options of which we’re sure Hannah, Marnie, Jessa, and Shoshanna would approve.


  1. Girls Deborah Lippman Limited Edition Nail Polish. Maybe your best friend is a  Shoshanna and loves nail polish, or maybe you just really like the name “Virtuous Vivid Violet.” Either way, this Girls-inspired nail polish collection has a color for your needs and friends.
  2. DIY Phone Case. If you’re in the midst of writing your first book and, like Hannah, find yourself strapped for cash, this budget-friendly

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A Girls giveaway that’s not just for girls

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girls-guide-giveawayWe’re partial to all of our books here at Smart Pop, but every so often a book comes along that has a little something extra special about it. Next week, one of those extra special books will be newly available: The Unofficial Girls Guide to New York: Inside the Cafes, Clubs, and Neighborhoods of HBO’s Girls. It’s easily the prettiest book we’ve ever published, with a glossy color interior that’s chock full of illustrated maps and photos, and at an adorably petite 5 x 7 trim, it’s just the right size to slip in your purse for a trip to your favorite coffee shop, or even all the way to New York. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the interior pages!

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To celebrate …

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San Diego Comic-Con 2013

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It’s July again, and that means one thing around here at Smart Pop: frantically finishing up packing for San Diego Comic-Con. Click/scroll onward to see where you can find us in the convention center this year, what we’ll be up to, and what we’re giving away.

Jump to: Location, Signings, Panels, Free Stuff (With Bonus Prize Wheel!), Scan and Win


Location (#4300 – Exhibit Hall, Entrance F)

We’re sharing booth space again with Friend of Smart Pop Jamie Chambers and his Signal Fire Studios, which means we’ll be back front and audience-left-of-center in the exhibit hall, right at door F, at Booth #4300.

Once again, we’ll be listed in two places in the exhibit hall guide and

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New Smart Pop books to look forward to, July to December 2013

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I know I say this every year, but I mean it, sincerely, every time: the books we have coming are the smartest, best, most gratifying bunch of books we’ve had yet.

July 2013

Demigods and Monsters - Expanded EditionDemigods and Monsters – Expanded Edition: Your Favorite Authors on Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series

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It might be a little easy to miss, with all the other films-based-on-YA-books excitement going on this year (Hunger Games! Mortal Instruments! Ender’s Game!), but the second Percy Jackson film, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, is out in theaters August 7. (With Nathan Fillion! Stanley Tucci! Anthony Stewart Head! Sean Bean! Not to mention a pretty awesome looking movie poster. We’re pretty excited, is what we’re

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