Did you read? Did you read? Did you read? From Toni and Candace in Women and Women First to the competitive reading of the “Did you read?” sketch, much of the world of Portlandia revolves around books. With such an obvious love of books, it only makes sense that publishers would eventually come knocking on Portlandia’s door.
Sure enough, on November 20, Hachette imprint Grand Central Publishing will release “PORTLANDIA: A Guide for Visitors.” The guide will be written like a traditional travel book, but instead of recommending a reasonably priced diner in Oaxaca, it will lead readers through the Portlandia’s landmarks, restaurants, and, undoubtedly, book stores in the same weird and wonderful tone that Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen have developed in their sketch comedy show.
The book was acquired by Ben Greenberg, Executive Editor who said, “Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein,
Bill Oakley and Jon Krisel have created such a unique, surreal world in Portlandia, and the book
will allow fans to explore that world even further.” A world we can only assume involves some serious competitive reading:
“Portlandia” airs on IFC on Fridays at 10/9c