Publication Day: The Aleppo Codex by Matti Friedman

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

1 Comment May 11, 2012 • 1 Comment

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

No Comments 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…