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Booksellers Rock! Emily Crowe, Odyssey Bookshop

June 15, 2011 • 6 Comments

Name: Emily Crowe
Bookstore: Odyssey Bookshop
Title: Assistant Manager/Buyer/Bookseller/Big Kahuna
Brief Bio: I’ve worked several venues in the book world ever since I left grad school, including as a publisher sales rep, at a library,…

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The Frozen Rabbi by Steve Stern Publication Day

31 Comments June 14, 2011 • 31 Comments

When I was five, I developed a morbid fascination with the chicken fillets in my grandmother’s freezer. I was absolutely sure that they were the remains of her late, misanthropic cat Griffer. I was denied…

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Dads Cook Twitter Party!

No Comments June 13, 2011 • No Comments

Join us this Wednesday evening, June 15th, from 9-10 pm EST for a Twitter Party #DadsCook, featuring John Donohue, the editor of the fabulous new book Man with a Pan – Culinary Adventures of Fathers…

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Man With A Pan, Live and In Person

No Comments June 8, 2011 • No Comments

I have to say I’ve never been to a reading at Housing Works that didn’t get me super excited about the book being highlighted. For example, after the New Stories from the South reading in…

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What We’re Reading: An American Childhood by Annie Dillard

1 Comment June 8, 2011 • 1 Comment

I was recently re-reading Annie Dillard’s An American Childhood, some 15 years after initially reading it, and was appropriately awe-struck page after page. Dillard is one of the most brilliant writers of our time; I…

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Publication Day: Something for Nothing by David Anthony

35 Comments June 7, 2011 • 35 Comments

When I was ten years old, I had to have minor surgery. As a result, I was forced to spend the summer moping around the house, wearing an insanely large bandage over my right shoulder.…

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BookExpo America: Buzz Books & Photos

2 Comments June 3, 2011 • 2 Comments

Recently we attended the annual BookExpo America trade show, the largest publishing gathering in the country, to promote our current and forthcoming Fall 2011 titles. The reception this year was quite spectacular, and many of…

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What You See in the Dark Giveaway!

24 Comments June 2, 2011 • 24 Comments

We’re giving away five copies of Manuel Muñoz’s new novel What You See in the Dark and five gorgeous broadsides created by Ander Monson, the multi-talented author of Vanishing Point and Other Electricities. The broadside…

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Algonquin Talks with Greg Cowles, The New York Times Book Review

1 Comment June 1, 2011 • 1 Comment

In our latest Algonquin Talks feature, we interview Greg Cowles, one of the esteemed preview editors at the New York Times Book Review. Previously, we featured Amy Salit, producer at Fresh Air; Sara Nelson, books…

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Publication Day: Mrs. Darcy and the Blue-Eyed Stranger by Lee Smith

No Comments May 31, 2011 • No Comments

I made the mistake of picking up Lee Smith’s latest collection of short stories, Mrs. Darcy and the Blue-Eyed Stranger, the week before a huge test in my Prehistoric Life class.   I should have known…

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