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Farewell to Political Bookworm

It’s time for Political Bookworm to close its doors. In the past few years, we’ve had an active, sometimes raucous, time here with blog postings on everything from election campaign advice from Quintus Tullius Cicero to speculaltion that Castro knew beforehand of the JFK assassination plot. The range of books we’ve covered has spanned a wide spectrum: from tiny houses to major trade publishers to renowned university presses. We’ve had heated exchanges and thoughtful conversations — the signs of vibrant democratic life.

I’ll focus now on writing for the Post in print and online, tweeting on writers and publishing, and will continue to edit the Post’s nonfiction book reviews. Thank you for your enthusiasm for Political Bookworm. You can reach me at, and you can follow me on Twitter @SteveLevingston.

For the bestsellers lists, go to TheStyleBlog.

Steven Levingston is the nonfiction editor of The Washington Post. He is author of “Little Demon in the City of Light: A True Story of Murder and Mesmerism in Belle Époque Paris” (Doubleday, 2014) and “The Kennedy Baby: The Loss that Transformed JFK” (Washington Post eBook, 2013).
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