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Booksellers Rock! Steven Salardino, Skylight Books

March 26, 2012 • 4 Comments

Name: Steven Salardino
Bookstore: Skylight Books
Title: Manager
Brief Bio: Southern California boy, junior high school heavy metal kid turned long hair punk. Educated by Doonesbury comics, Steve Martin LPs, and Woody Allen movies. Skateboarding to the used…

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The Return to the Nest Syndrome

1 Comment March 22, 2012 • 1 Comment

Growing up is terrifying. No one told me when I was a wee young thing that once I hit 21, gone would be the days of sleeping past noon, purchasing frivolous items at the local…

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Publication Day: The Sleepy Hollow Family Almanac by Kris D’Agostino

7 Comments March 20, 2012 • 7 Comments

Chances are, Calvin Moretti, the main character of Kris D’Agostino’s The Sleepy Hollow Family Almanac, will remind you of someone you went to high school with. Calvin is a twenty-four-year-old film school dropout living at home again…

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The Writer-Groupie Experiment

1 Comment March 16, 2012 • 1 Comment

Algonquin Publicist Megan Fishmann, a fabulous writer in her own right, shares her thoughts on meeting famous authors. (This article originally appeared in The Hairpin–a portion of it is below.)
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Growing up in Los…

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Ask An Editor: Kathy Pories on Book Jackets

5 Comments March 15, 2012 • 5 Comments

 
 
 
 
Today we share our third installment in our Ask An Algonquin Editor series. Senior editor Kathy Pories knows that while many readers would never admit it, we often judge a book by…

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Lucky 7: Staff Favorites

No Comments March 13, 2012 • No Comments

STAFF FAVORITES
We’ve hand-picked seven titles—four novels, three memoirs—that dazzled, inspired, thrilled, enlightened, and captivated us. Some made us laugh, some made us cry, and some made us do both. We guarantee they’ll do the…

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Support The Makery!

4 Comments March 9, 2012 • 4 Comments

One of the things I always loved about Algonquin Books when I worked there was that even though they have a big parent company in NYC and an amazing knack for publishing bestsellers, they’ve still…

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The Things People Send Me: Amy Stewart on The Earth Moved

35 Comments March 8, 2012 • 35 Comments

Since The Earth Moved was published in 2004, I have received:

Two paintings of earthworms, one more abstract and one in a more photorealist style.
A handpainted greeting card, suitable for framing, of a mass…

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Naomi Benaron on How Not to “Book-Tour”

2 Comments March 6, 2012 • 2 Comments

Book-Tour: a verb meaning to live in airports, airplanes and hotels while whisking about the country, drinking in gulps of countryside that remains beyond reach. Also: to connect with audiences across the country about a…

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February Poetry Roundup

2 Comments February 29, 2012 • 2 Comments

Our second post in our monthly series of poetry recommendations features Paisley Rekdal’s Animal Eye and Lily Ladewig’s The Silhouettes.
 
Animal Eye
Paisley Rekdal
(recommended by Lauren Moseley)
 
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