Booksellers Rock! Michele Filgate, RiverRun Books

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…

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Algonquin Talks with Sara Nelson, O: The Oprah Magazine

3 Comments 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…

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Wicked Trailer Amy Stewart, Wicked Bugs

1 Comment 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…

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Booksellers Rock! Erica Eisdorfer, Bull’s Head Bookshop

4 Comments 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…

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Booksellers Rock! Keebe Fitch, McIntyre’s Books

No Comments 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…

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Booksellers Rock! Tom Campbell, The Regulator Bookshop

No Comments 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…

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Booksellers Rock! Nancy Olson, Quail Ridge Books

3 Comments 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…

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Booksellers Rock! Land Arnold, Flyleaf Books

2 Comments 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…

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Happy Birthday Katie!

6 Comments 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.…

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MUDBOUND A convocation and a giveaway

21 Comments 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…

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