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Celebrate Bastille Day with These Books

No Comments A very happy Bastille Day to you, or as the French would say, bonne fête nationale! Whether you’re obsessed with all things French or you’ve just seen Les Miserables too many times, July 14 is…

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Inside the Ed Sullivan Theater with Penelope Rowlands

1 Comment 1 Comment Penelope Rowlands was front and center, quite literally, when the Beatles first arrived in New York. She’s the screaming fan in the middle of this famous New York Times photo on the cover of The…

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What’s Your Favorite Beatles Album?

2 Comments 2 Comments It’s Fab Friday, our weekly celebration of The Beatles in honor of the upcoming 50th anniversary of their arrival in the United States. Today, we’re asking another of life’s fundamental questions: What’s your favorite Beatles…

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What’s Your Favorite Beatles Song?

1 Comment 1 Comment It’s Fab Friday, time to take a moment to celebrate The Beatles and reflect on the upcoming 50th (50!) anniversary of their arrival in the United States. This anniversary raises some heavy questions: Where did…

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Lucky 7 e-books for July: Great Destinations

No Comments No Comments This week is the unofficial start of the vacation season. Summer days are meant for exploring — whether through travel, reading, or both. And we’ve got the perfect collection of e-books for those of you…

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Lucky 7: Armchair Travel

6 Comments 6 Comments Armchair Travel Spring is here, and there’s no better time to dream about escaping to far off destinations. Paris, Venice, Buenos Aires, Hawaii—the world is your oyster, and these seven armchair travel titles are ready…

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Algonquin Authors Pick Their Favorite Books of 2011 (Part 1)

1 Comment 1 Comment Tayari Jones, author of Silver Sparrow The Love Wife by Gish Jen:  This novel takes us to the heart of the most complicated–and a complicating–American family. It broke my heart and then put it back…

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Publication Day: Paris Was Ours at Idlewild Books

23 Comments 23 Comments To celebrate the publication day of Penelope Rowlands’ fabulous Paris Was Ours, we’re giving away three copies. Just leave a comment here or on our Facebook page to enter. The anthology features essays by David…

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