Giveaway Monday: Life After Life

March 25, 2013 • 7 Comments For her first novel in seventeen years, Jill McCorkle has created a cast of unforgettable characters who face life and death with humor while staying “firmly tethered to Earth and reality,” as Jill told Melissa…


March 21, 2013

“Grovel Well” and More Wisdom from Chuck Adams

1 Comment March 21, 2013 • 1 Comment Photo credit – Jeffery Yamaguchi (@52projects) The amazing Chuck Adams accepted the Editor’s Award at Poet & Writers’ In Celebration of Writers dinner earlier this week in New York City.  He says he’s not a…


March 19, 2013

Cocktail Hour Giveaway: The Drunken Botanist

6 Comments March 19, 2013 • 6 Comments [gravityform id=”70″ name=”Enter to win THE DRUNKEN BOTANIST”]  …


March 18, 2013

Chuck Adams – editor par excellence

2 Comments March 18, 2013 • 2 Comments Congratulations to our very own Chuck Adams, who is being honored tonight with the Editor’s Award at Poets & Writers’ annual dinner, In Celebration of Writers! Despite Chuck’s protests otherwise, there isn’t a more deserving…


March 13, 2013

A Real Page-Turner, served over ice

No Comments March 13, 2013 • No Comments What’s one of benefits of publishing a book called The Drunken Botanist? A care package of liquor from the author, of course. (Liquor care packages are the very best kind of care packages.) A box…


March 12, 2013

Batter up: Baseball Greats in Our Books

No Comments March 12, 2013 • No Comments Opening Day(s) is here, springing anew with the lore and legend of baseball.  As James Earl Jones’ Terrence Mann says in the movie, Field of Dreams, “It reminds us of all that once was good,…


March 11, 2013

Giveaway Monday: A Wedding in Haiti

No Comments March 11, 2013 • No Comments Travel beyond borders and between families with Julia Alvarez, as she journeys to the title event, a wedding in Haiti, and so much further. It is a journey beyond culture and country and into the…


March 7, 2013

Happy World Book Day Giveaway!

6 Comments March 7, 2013 • 6 Comments In honor of World Book Day, we’re giving away a copy of My Bookstore from our friends at Black Dog & Leventhal. It’s a book of essays about bookstores written by the authors who wrote…


March 6, 2013

Our book sommelier finds a fine vintage

No Comments March 6, 2013 • No Comments Like fine wines, some books just get better with age. Our resident liquor afficionado, gardening expert, bookstore owner, and author, Amy Stewart, has found a fine vintage in the 1858 publication of Fermented Liquors: a…


March 4, 2013

Happy Hour Giveaway Monday: The Drunken Botanist

2 Comments March 4, 2013 • 2 Comments Welcome to Happy Hour at Algonquin Books! We have a two-for-one special this evening on today’s Giveaway Monday book, The Drunken Botanist by Amy Stewart The randomly chosen winner of today’s Giveaway Monday book will…