April Poetry Roundup (and Giveaway!): 30 Favorite Poems

April 30, 2012 • 21 Comments In honor of this 30th day of National Poetry Month, we’ve listed 30 of our favorite poems of all time. This is by no means an exhaustive list of the best poems out there, but…


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Tonight’s the Night! Algonquin Book Club Event with Caroline Leavitt and Anne Lamott

No Comments April 26, 2012 • No Comments Join Caroline Leavitt in conversation with Anne Lamott for an Algonquin Book Club event tonight! Algonquin Books hosts the Algonquin Book Club, which offers a selection of 25 paperback titles chosen for their popularity, widespread…


April 25, 2012

Nature-Smart Jobs for the Future from Richard Louv, and enter to win a $150 Gift Card from The North Face!

68 Comments April 25, 2012 • 68 Comments Today we are continuing our celebration of Earth Day with the second installment in Richard Louv’s month long series on “Applying The Nature Principle to Your Life”. You can read the first post in the…


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Publication Day: A Wedding in Haiti by Julia Alvarez

No Comments April 24, 2012 • No Comments It’s spring and weddings abound.  Everyone I know has at least three wedding themed Pinterest boards, and my roommate just bought a Texan bridal magazine with more pages than War and Peace.  In a world…


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World Book Night US

1 Comment April 23, 2012 • 1 Comment A huge success in the UK, World Book Night is making its way to the US! Today all around the country volunteers are giving away ONE MILLION FREE BOOKS. Yes, you read it right –…


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In Memory of Lewis “Buddy” Nordan

2 Comments April 23, 2012 • 2 Comments Lewis “Buddy” Nordan, a beloved Algonquin author whose work includes Music of the Swamp, Wolf Whistle and Boy With a Loaded Gun, passed away on April 13. Today, Marketing Director Craig Popelars shares his memories…


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Back in print: Big Fish by Daniel Wallace

3 Comments April 19, 2012 • 3 Comments In 1998, I was studying the marine ecosystem at Venable Elementary School and my favorite books were The Boxcar Children and The Little House on the Prairie.  Not only did I dress up as Laura…


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Richard Louv and the North Face

21 Comments April 18, 2012 • 21 Comments We are celebrating Earth Week by kicking off our first post by Richard Louv, author of The Nature Principle, in a month long series.  For the next four weeks, Richard will write a post each…


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Recently Published: The Nature Principle by Richard Louv

1 Comment April 18, 2012 • 1 Comment As we continue to learn more and more about climate change, our outlook on our environmental future seems to get more and more pessimistic.  When I envision the Earth in the future, I imagine a…


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Ask An Editor: Chuck Adams On Getting To Yes

8 Comments April 12, 2012 • 8 Comments Today we post our fourth installment in our Ask an Algonquin Editor series. Executive editor Chuck Adams shares what editors look for in manuscripts and how aspiring authors can work towards hearing “yes” from an…