Booksellers Rock! Jason Smith, The Book Table

May 4, 2012 • No Comments

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…


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Recently Published: All Woman and Springtime by Brandon Jones

2 Comments May 3, 2012 • 2 Comments

If you read the excerpt from Brandon Jones‘ debut novel All Woman and Springtime in our Spring Must Read post, you’ve probably been counting down the days until you could read the rest of the…


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Richard Louv and the North Face

17 Comments May 2, 2012 • 17 Comments

Today we continue our month-long celebration of nature with the third installment of Richard Louv‘s “Applying the Nature Principle to Your Life.” Read the previous posts here and here. Each week we will be publishing a post…


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What We’re Reading: Paris, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down

1 Comment May 1, 2012 • 1 Comment

“Of course, Sam was right. No one heard you when you said you were sick of Paris. ‘Sick of Paris’ meant your mind was rotten. You were a bitch. To paraphrase the Simpsons episode when…


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April Poetry Roundup (and Giveaway!): 30 Favorite Poems

21 Comments April 30, 2012 • 21 Comments

In honor of this 30th day of National Poetry Month, we’ve listed 30 of our favorite poems of all time. This is by no means an exhaustive list of the best poems out there, but it…


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Tonight’s the Night! Algonquin Book Club Event with Caroline Leavitt and Anne Lamott

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Join Caroline Leavitt in conversation with Anne Lamott for an Algonquin Book Club event tonight!
Algonquin Books hosts the Algonquin Book Club, which offers a selection of 25 paperback titles chosen for their popularity, widespread critical acclaim,…


April 25, 2012

Nature-Smart Jobs for the Future from Richard Louv, and enter to win a $150 Gift Card from The North Face!

68 Comments April 25, 2012 • 68 Comments

Today we are continuing our celebration of Earth Day with the second installment in Richard Louv’s month long series on “Applying The Nature Principle to Your Life”. You can read the first post in the…


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Publication Day: A Wedding in Haiti by Julia Alvarez

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It’s spring and weddings abound.  Everyone I know has at least three wedding themed Pinterest boards, and my roommate just bought a Texan bridal magazine with more pages than War and Peace.  In a world…


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World Book Night US

1 Comment April 23, 2012 • 1 Comment

A huge success in the UK, World Book Night is making its way to the US! Today all around the country volunteers are giving away ONE MILLION FREE BOOKS. Yes, you read it right – one million…


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In Memory of Lewis “Buddy” Nordan

2 Comments April 23, 2012 • 2 Comments

Lewis “Buddy” Nordan, a beloved Algonquin author whose work includes Music of the Swamp, Wolf Whistle and Boy With a Loaded Gun, passed away on April 13. Today, Marketing Director Craig Popelars shares his memories of…