Back to The Lucky Tour: King’s English Bookshop

January 11, 2014 • No Comments

Intrepid former Algonquin intern David Bradley and his trusty sidekick, Lucky the Leprechaun, hit the road this past summer for a tour of (almost all) the coolest, hippest, greatest indie bookstores in the United States. We took a little…


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Play Spin-The-Bottle with The Beatles

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As we build up to the 50th anniversary of the Fab Four’s arrival in the United States, we’re taking this opportunity to reflect on the cultural significance of The Beatles and their long-lasting appeal each…


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Writing Advice from Robert Morgan

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What’s the best piece of writing advice you’ve gotten?
The novelist Alison Lurie said that when writing a novel I would have to find a “passive gear” and let my characters take over the story


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January Lucky Stars: Book Your Year, Book Clubs

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You’re making your lists. You’re checking them twice. You’re gonna … pick the Twelve Books of Book Club. We know that many of our dear book club friends are choosing their groups’ 2014 selections right…


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Book Santa

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Santa and the Algonquin elves did a special holiday mailing to 600 booksellers (both naughty and nice) that included a galley of the much-buzzed-about novel The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry… by Gabrielle Zevin.


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December Lucky Stars – Week 4: Recent Favorites

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The Third Son by Julie Wu: In the middle of a terrifying air raid in Japanese-occupied Taiwan, Saburo, the least favored son of a Taiwanese politician, runs through a peach forest for cover. It’s there he stumbles…


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Giveaway Day: Kids These Days

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“Sometimes when mommies and daddies love each other very much…”
Sometimes they make a baby. Sometimes they make a book.
Drew Perry started writing Kids These Days when he was first facing fatherhood. He has…


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December Lucky Stars – Week 3: Fiction

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With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, now is the time to take a break and escape into a new world — a world that only fiction can offer. As part of our…


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Short Story Stocking Stuffer to Share

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Rebecca Lee’s writing in her stunning collection, Bobcat and Other Stories, has been bringing reading joy to the world this year. From the New York Times Book Review: “The collection has so many good passages…


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Dave Barry Talks with Drew Perry

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Drew Perry, author of the new novel Kids These Days, says Dave Barry’s Sunday columns were required reading in his household for years. “We’d fight for the paper,” he says. “We’d read them out …