Robert Goolrick: The Passion of Place, the Place of Passion

May 22, 2012 • 2 Comments

Robert Goolrick’s greatly anticipated new novel–Heading Out to Wonderful–will hit bookstores in just days. He follows up his #1 New York Times bestseller, A Reliable Wife, with a “timeless, erotically charged tale of illicit passion…


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On Tour with Tayari Jones

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Don’t miss Tayari Jones as she visits cities all over the country sharing the story of her Silver Sparrow, new in paperback. The Los Angeles Times called it “impossible to put down,” and you won’t…


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Going Away Megan

7 Comments May 18, 2012 • 7 Comments

Going Away Megan
An epic told through Algonquin jackets and poorly-executed Photoshop
Today is our beloved publicist and dear friend Megan Fishmann’s last day at Algonquin. She will soon be moving…



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Tayari Jones: ‘My Story Wasn’t My Story Alone…’

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“… It belongs to everyone.”
Tayari Jones talks here about what led her to write Silver Sparrow, her compelling novel that is resonating with readers far and wide, from NPR to Ann Patchett. Brand new in…


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Publication Day: The Aleppo Codex by Matti Friedman

2 Comments May 15, 2012 • 2 Comments

Matti Friedman’s The Aleppo Codex is a book lover’s dream: Not only is it a book about a book, it’s a page-turning thriller. History dishes up some pretty compelling tales, and Friedman uncovered a spellbinder.…


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Lucky 7: Our Southern Roots

3 Comments May 14, 2012 • 3 Comments

Our Southern Roots
While the geographic scope of Algonquin has certainly expanded in the last thirty years, we take great pride in the Southern literary talent that became the cornerstone of our house. From May 14…


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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

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Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas!
Here at Algonquin we never get bored of giving books as gifts. I like to think that those of us who have grown to be such devoted book lovers…


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Richard Louv and the North Face

2 Comments May 9, 2012 • 2 Comments

Today we continue our month-long celebration of nature with the fourth and final installment of Richard Louv‘s “Applying the Nature Principle to Your Life.” Read the previous posts here, here and here. Enjoy these tips, and check out Louv’s latest…


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Publication Day: Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones

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Booksellers Rock! Jason Smith, The Book Table

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Name: Jason Smith
Bookstore: The Book Table
Title: Co-owner
Brief Bio: Jason began selling books in 1991, moving from one Chicago independent bookstore to another. In 2003, he and his wife, Rachel Weaver, opened The…