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Chuck Adams – editor par excellence

March 18, 2013 • 2 Comments

Congratulations to our very own Chuck Adams, who is being honored tonight with the Editor’s Award at Poets & Writers’ annual dinner, In Celebration of Writers!
Despite Chuck’s protests otherwise, there isn’t a more deserving…

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A Real Page-Turner, served over ice

No Comments March 13, 2013 • No Comments

What’s one of benefits of publishing a book called The Drunken Botanist? A care package of liquor from the author, of course. (Liquor care packages are the very best kind of care packages.)
A box…

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Batter up: Baseball Greats in Our Books

No Comments March 12, 2013 • No Comments

Spring training is underway, springing anew with the lore and legend of baseball.  As James Earl Jones’ Terrence Mann says in the movie, Field of Dreams, “It reminds us of all that once was good,…

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Giveaway Monday: A Wedding in Haiti

No Comments March 11, 2013 • No Comments

Travel beyond borders and between families with Julia Alvarez, as she journeys to the title event, a wedding in Haiti, and so much further. It is a journey beyond culture and country and into the…

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Happy World Book Day Giveaway!

6 Comments March 7, 2013 • 6 Comments

In honor of World Book Day, we’re giving away a copy of My Bookstore from our friends at Black Dog & Leventhal. It’s a book of essays about bookstores written by the authors who wrote…

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Our book sommelier finds a fine vintage

No Comments March 6, 2013 • No Comments

Like fine wines, some books just get better with age. Our resident liquor afficionado, gardening expert, bookstore owner, and author, Amy Stewart, has found a fine vintage in the 1858 publication of Fermented Liquors: a…

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Happy Hour Giveaway Monday: The Drunken Botanist

2 Comments March 4, 2013 • 2 Comments

Welcome to Happy Hour at Algonquin Books! We have a two-for-one special this evening on today’s Giveaway Monday book,
The Drunken Botanist
by Amy Stewart
The randomly chosen winner of today’s Giveaway Monday book will…

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Lucky 7 for March: Be a Sport

1 Comment March 1, 2013 • 1 Comment

March Madness, spring training, and the soon-to-bloom azaleas at Augusta National beckon us this time of year. It’s the sporting season, and we have just the e-books to get you in the swing. Buy any…

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February Lucky 7 last day!

No Comments February 28, 2013 • No Comments

The last day of the month means that today is your last chance to get these Julia Alvarez e-books for only $1.99.  With such a short month, February has flown by!  But before it’s over,…

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It’s OK to be bitters (with a cherry on top)

No Comments February 27, 2013 • No Comments

Amy Stewart is not a bitter woman. She’s quite delightful, actually. But she’s gone totally ga-ga for DIY kits for making your own bitters on her DrunkenBotanist.com blog.
Don’t know much about bitters, you say?…

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