Have an Acorn for Thanksgiving

November 26, 2013 • 1 Comment Gobble up bite-sized nuggets of wisdom from Yoko Ono’s new book. (Many thanks to Kevin Thomas for this illustrated review of Acorn!)…


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Remembering Louis Rubin

2 Comments November 19, 2013 • 2 Comments “This is really going to be fun, I think.”  — Louis Rubin, on the founding of Algonquin in January 1983. In 1983, launching a publishing venture outside the well-established literary circles of New York City


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Five Poems by Lauren Moseley

No Comments November 17, 2013 • No Comments Narrative Magazine tabbed our wonderful Lauren Moseley, Algonquin’s Assistant Marketing Manager and poet-in-residence, in its Fifth Annual Poetry Contest. Lauren placed third, and Narrative has published all five of the poems she entered. The poems…


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Lee Smith: A Dimestore Education for a Writer

1 Comment November 17, 2013 • 1 Comment Lee Smith’s writing has been published for 45 years, starting with what was her college thesis (The Last Day the Dogbushes Bloomed) and running through to the just-released Guests on Earth, but her education as…


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Furious Cool video trailer

No Comments November 17, 2013 • No Comments With Furious Cool: Richard Pryor and the World that Made by David Henry and Joe Henry publishing tomorrow amid the buzziest buzz — Amazon just named it one of its Best Books of the Month!…


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Bookstore Tumblrs we like

No Comments November 17, 2013 • No Comments We have such fun with our Tumblr blog (Are you following us? You should follow us. Please follow us.) that we want to share some of the awesome indie bookstore Tumblrs we follow. Check ’em…


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The Lucky Tour: Powell’s

No Comments November 17, 2013 • No Comments Intrepid former Algonquin intern David Bradley and his trusty sidekick, Lucky the Leprechaun, hit the road for a tour of (almost all) the coolest, hippest, greatest indie bookstores in the United States. Join us for…


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Giveaway and video Tuesday: Guests on Earth

2 Comments November 17, 2013 • 2 Comments Watch this mini-documentary about the amazing Lee Smith and how she came to write Guests on Earth, which publishes today. This isn’t a book trailer. It’s worth a midday break to watch. Promise. This is…


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November Lucky Stars: Memoirs

No Comments November 17, 2013 • No Comments Powerful, funny, bizarre, honest, and remarkable — you just can’t beat the true stories, can you? For our November Lucky Stars e-books, we’re featuring six titles that are stranger, lovelier, and even more surprising than…


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Time to eat: biscuits, peach jam and Clover

No Comments November 17, 2013 • No Comments Homemade biscuits and peach jam. That’s all we can think about today after our friends at Workman’s Blue Plate Special shared this biscuit recipe from Dori Sanders’ Country Cooking, and we grabbed the peach-covered, new…