Orange County Literacy Council: Writers for Readers Book and Author Luncheon

February 15, 2012 • No Comments If you love good books and live in or near Orange County, the only place to be on February 20th is the Orange County Literacy Council’s 5th Annual Writers for Readers Book and Author Luncheon.…


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Algonquin’s Lucky 7: Introducing Our Monthly E-book Promo

5 Comments February 13, 2012 • 5 Comments AHH, FEBRUARY, THE MONTH OF LOVE! What better way to commemorate Valentine’s Day than by spreading the love of reading? We asked seven Algonquin authors to choose their favorite Algonquin title ever—a book they have…


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Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a Raspberry-Almond Trifle!

No Comments February 10, 2012 • No Comments Looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day dessert to show your loved one how much you care? Try this amazing raspberry-almond trifle that’s guaranteed to give any dessert-lover weak knees. (And don’t be shy about putting…


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Booksellers Rock! Kelly Justice, Fountain Bookstore

15 Comments February 6, 2012 • 15 Comments Name: Kelly Justice Bookstore: Fountain Bookstore Title: Boss Lady Brief Bio: Kelly bought The Fountain in January 2008 after managing it since 2000 and she has been a professional independent bookseller since 1989. What books…


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West of Here: Now in Paperback

No Comments February 1, 2012 • No Comments We’re pleased to announce that Jonathan Evison‘s New York Times bestseller West of Here is now available in paperback! Evison’s epic novel received a boatload of accolades last year: Hudson Booksellers’ Book of the Year; winner…


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A Blessing on the Moon: Now on Stage!

No Comments January 31, 2012 • No Comments Joseph Skibell is no stranger when it comes to accolades and awards. Recently, his novel A Curable Romantic won the prestigious Sami Rohr Choice Award (which comes with a $25,000 grand prize). So how do…


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Lauren Grodstein & Stephen King; Algonquin Book Club Event, 3/3

33 Comments January 30, 2012 • 33 Comments Get ready for our next Algonquin Book Club event coming up on March 3 at 7:00 p.m. EST!  Tune into the live webcast to hear Stephen King in conversation with Lauren Grodstein, author of A…


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January Poetry Roundup

No Comments January 27, 2012 • No Comments As Carl Phillips said, “The truest poetry speaks to us not as documentation . . . but as confirmation—echo—of something essential to being human, flawed, mortal.” Because we Algonkians are voracious readers of verse as…


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What We’re Reading: Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler

No Comments January 25, 2012 • No Comments When I was a kid, my dad–a doctor–worked insane hours, as doctors are wont to do. When he was home, our time together primarily consisted of his reading to me and my little sister. He…


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What We’re Reading: The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson

2 Comments January 23, 2012 • 2 Comments North Koreans have only seven options of government-approved hair cuts. They have loudspeakers in their homes that relay government propaganda 24/7 (“The Inuit people are a tribe of isolated savages that live near the North…