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Lunchtime Desk Read: All Woman and Springtime

August 17, 2012 • No Comments

It’s lunchtime. Are you eating at your desk? We all are here at Algonquin HQ in Chapel Hill. And nothing goes better with your sandwich than a side of book. Even better than a pickle…

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Lucky 7: The Frozen Rabbi

No Comments August 16, 2012 • No Comments

Sometime during his restless fifteenth year, Bernie Karp discovered in his parents’ food freezer — a white-enameled Kelvinator humming in its corner of the basement rumpus room — an old man frozen in a block of…

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Lunchtime Website Look: Jonathan Evison

1 Comment August 15, 2012 • 1 Comment

Grab a cold beer with Jonathan Evison as his brand-spankin’-new website goes live today: www.jonathanevison.net
 

And then you can hop in the van for a ride into Johnny’s brand-spankin’-new novel, The Revised Fundamentals of…

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Lucky 7: Enslaved By Ducks

No Comments August 14, 2012 • No Comments

“Tarte has an ordinary-Joe voice that makes each chapter a true pleasure, while revealing a sophisticated vision of animals and their relationship to humans.” –Publisher’s Weekly
Packed with laughs and heartwarming quirks, this month’s batch…

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Giveaway Monday: Gap Creek

2 Comments August 13, 2012 • 2 Comments

Giveaway Mondays continue with our first paperback giveaway, and oh, what a paperback it is!
Gap Creek
by Robert Morgan
In 2000, Oprah Winfrey selected Gap Creek for her Book Club., Now, a dozen years…

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Booksellers Rock! Megan Sullivan, Harvard Book Store

4 Comments August 8, 2012 • 4 Comments

Name: Megan Sullivan
Bookstore: Harvard Book Store
Title: Head Buyer
Brief Bio: I started working at HBS part time in 1999 while going to graduate school. The bookstore life appealed to me more than the…

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Lucky 7: Lunch at the Piccadilly

No Comments August 7, 2012 • No Comments

“Graceful and often painfully funny.” — New York Times Book Review
If you are looking for a laugh, look no further than this month’s Lucky 7 batch of e-books, only $1.99 through the end of…

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Giveaway Monday, the Revised edition

1 Comment August 6, 2012 • 1 Comment

We — and you — enjoyed Giveaway Mondays in July so much that we’ve decided to keep the fun going. Giveaway Mondays will continue for the foreseeable future, but they’ll be a little bit different.…

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From the mouths of booksellers…

2 Comments August 3, 2012 • 2 Comments

We could tell you how excited (very) we are for B.A. Shapiro’s new book, The Art Forger, but we figured we’d let unbiased booksellers do the talking for us. They’re pretty darned excited about The…

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Summer solstice 1979, Algonquin style

1 Comment August 2, 2012 • 1 Comment

For Week No. 4 of our SummerTime Warp Again, we’ve hit the quintessential Summer moment. It’s like the Summer solstice, Algonquin Books Blog style. It’s the ultimate Summer song. (Keep reading for your Summer² moment.)…

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