Going Away Megan

May 18, 2012 • 7 Comments   Going Away Megan An epic told through Algonquin jackets and poorly-executed Photoshop   Today is our beloved publicist and dear friend Megan Fishmann’s last day at Algonquin. She will soon be moving…    …


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Tayari Jones: ‘My Story Wasn’t My Story Alone…’

No Comments May 17, 2012 • No Comments “… It belongs to everyone.” Tayari Jones talks here about what led her to write Silver Sparrow, her compelling novel that is resonating with readers far and wide, from NPR to Ann Patchett. Brand new…


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Publication Day: The Aleppo Codex by Matti Friedman

2 Comments May 15, 2012 • 2 Comments Matti Friedman’s The Aleppo Codex is a book lover’s dream: Not only is it a book about a book, it’s a page-turning thriller. History dishes up some pretty compelling tales, and Friedman uncovered a spellbinder.…


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Lucky 7: Our Southern Roots

3 Comments May 14, 2012 • 3 Comments Our Southern Roots While the geographic scope of Algonquin has certainly expanded in the last thirty years, we take great pride in the Southern literary talent that became the cornerstone of our house. From May…


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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

1 Comment May 11, 2012 • 1 Comment Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas! Here at Algonquin we never get bored of giving books as gifts. I like to think that those of us who have grown to be such devoted book lovers…


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Richard Louv and the North Face

2 Comments May 9, 2012 • 2 Comments Today we continue our month-long celebration of nature with the fourth and final installment of Richard Louv‘s “Applying the Nature Principle to Your Life.” Read the previous posts here, here and here. Enjoy these tips,…


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Publication Day: Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones

No Comments May 8, 2012 • No Comments O Magazine’s Favorite Books of 2011 list Slate’s Best Books of 2011 list Library Journal’s Top Ten Best Books of 2011 list Atlanta Magazine’s Best Books of 2011 list June 2011 Indie Next Pick National…


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Booksellers Rock! Jason Smith, The Book Table

No Comments May 4, 2012 • No Comments Name: Jason Smith Bookstore: The Book Table Title: Co-owner Brief Bio: Jason began selling books in 1991, moving from one Chicago independent bookstore to another. In 2003, he and his wife, Rachel Weaver, opened The…


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Recently Published: All Woman and Springtime by Brandon Jones

2 Comments May 3, 2012 • 2 Comments If you read the excerpt from Brandon Jones‘ debut novel All Woman and Springtime in our Spring Must Read post, you’ve probably been counting down the days until you could read the rest of the…


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Richard Louv and the North Face

17 Comments May 2, 2012 • 17 Comments Today we continue our month-long celebration of nature with the third installment of Richard Louv‘s “Applying the Nature Principle to Your Life.” Read the previous posts here and here. Each week we will be publishing…