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Cool books for a hot, hot day

June 15, 2015 • No Comments

It’s too hot. Too hot, baby. Gotta run for book covers. Gotta run for shade.
With the mercury nudging 100 degrees day after day here in North Carolina, we are looking for the cold comfort…


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National Iced Tea Day & Porch-Perfect Paperbacks

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Today is National Iced Tea Day, of course. This being the South, we have plenty of cool, refreshing iced tea — make that, sweet tea — in our office.
But on a sunny, sweltering day…


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June Lucky Stars: In My Life

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There seems to be more time in the summer. Time to explore your long-harbored interests. Time to ponder your life and summers past. Time to eat, eat lots of treats. And time to read. So,…


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Hungry? It’s Time for Dinner with Buddha

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No matter when you’re reading this, it’s time for Dinner! Dinner with Buddha by Roland Merullo is Algonquin’s long-awaited follow-up to Breakfast with Buddha — one of our best-loved “word of mouth” bestsellers.
Have no reservations…


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Booksellers, See You at BEA

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We’re so excited to see all of our bookselling friends at Book Expo America this week! Here’s a comprehensive list of all of our featured authors and events throughout the week. If you’ll be at…


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Giveaway: Fall 2015 Algonquin Reader

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Get the skinny on our upcoming Fall fiction. Enter for chance to receive a copy of The Algonquin Reader Fall 2015 with author essays and excerpts from soon-to-be-published novels from bestselling authors Robert Goolrick, Jonathan…


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In Swindlers We Trust: The Greatest Con Men You’ve Never Heard Of

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Bernie Madoff’s name is synonymous with swindle. Boston con man Charles Ponzi is infamous for the Ponzi scheme. But there are plenty of lesser-known con men who were as successful and audacious, if not quite…


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#TwitterFiction with Jonathan Evison

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We spent a good portion of this week following the adventures of Kurt Pickens of Owingsville, Kentucky, on his Alaskan cruise. Oh, that buffet! It was a lovely midday vacay as we set sail with…


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Giveaway: The High Divide Paperback

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Happy paperback publication day for The High Divide! Enter for a chance to win a paperback copy of Lin Enger’s beautifully written novel. Isn’t it time to remind yourself of the reasons you read?


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Books for Mom

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The Year My Mother Came Back by Heather Lende: For the first time in decades I’m remembering Mom, all of her–the wonderful and terrible things about her that I’ve cast out of my thoughts for…