Booksellers Rock! Michele Filgate, RiverRun Books

November 19, 2010 • 1 Comment Michele Filgate is the Events Coordinator at RiverRun Books in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. She recently made New Hampshire Magazine‘s “It List” for 2010. Michele is a writer and a book critic, and a member of…


November 18, 2010

Algonquin Talks with Sara Nelson, O: The Oprah Magazine

3 Comments November 18, 2010 • 3 Comments . How long have you been at O: The Oprah Magazine? Oprah and you are totally best buds now, right? I started in September ’09, so it’s been a little over a year. Oprah and…


November 15, 2010

Wicked Trailer Amy Stewart, Wicked Bugs

1 Comment November 15, 2010 • 1 Comment We bring you this important news bulletin about Amy Stewart’s Wicked Bugs: The Louse That Conquered Napoleon’s Army & other Diabolical Insects (May 2011). c/o the New York Times Amy Stewart is also the author…


November 12, 2010

Booksellers Rock! Erica Eisdorfer, Bull’s Head Bookshop

4 Comments November 12, 2010 • 4 Comments Erica reading on the job. Erica Eisdorfer, long-time  manager of the Bull’s Head Bookshop, is the funniest person in the Triangle. Seriously. Just ask anyone who lives here. She’s also a talented writer in her…


November 11, 2010

Booksellers Rock! Keebe Fitch, McIntyre’s Books

No Comments November 11, 2010 • No Comments Keebe Fitch Pittsboro is technically outside of the Triangle area, but it’s so close and has such distinctive charm that we consider it an honorary member of the area. Many Triangle residents make the short…


November 10, 2010

Booksellers Rock! Tom Campbell, The Regulator Bookshop

No Comments November 10, 2010 • No Comments Tom presenting the Book Sense Book of the Year award to Sara Gruen for Water for Elephants Over half of our Chapel Hill office lives in Durham, which is (undeniably) the coolest town in the…


November 9, 2010

Booksellers Rock! Nancy Olson, Quail Ridge Books

3 Comments November 9, 2010 • 3 Comments Quail Ridge is the major independent bookstore in Raleigh, NC–hometown of David and Amy Sedaris. It was voted the Best Bookstore of the Year by Publishers Weekly about a decade ago, and rightly so–you can’t…


November 8, 2010

Booksellers Rock! Land Arnold, Flyleaf Books

2 Comments November 8, 2010 • 2 Comments Jamie Fiocco, Sarah Carr, and Land Arnold at Flyleaf Books. Courtesy of Chapel Hill Magazine. Photo by Briana Brough The Triangle area of North Carolina—Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill—is famous for a lot of things:  stellar…


November 4, 2010

Happy Birthday Katie!

6 Comments November 4, 2010 • 6 Comments As you readers out there may know (or will soon learn), we here at Algonquin love birthdays. It’s a chance to break out the cake, dust off our vocal pipes, and most importantly, celebrate ourselves.…


October 28, 2010

MUDBOUND A convocation and a giveaway

21 Comments October 28, 2010 • 21 Comments What does Hillary Jordan’s debut novel, Mudbound, have in common with the likes of Nickel & Dimed, Freakonomics, The Glass Castle, and Three Cups of Tea? The answer: it’s the 2010 selection for Appalachian State…