For the Love of Veggies: Algonquin Cooks with Donia Bijan’s Maman’s Homesick Pie

June 22, 2011 • 3 Comments I am an unashamed lover of vegetables. When I decided to become a vegetarian at the age of 12, I spent the first couple of years subsisting on bread, oatmeal, apples … and bread. But…


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On Writing: Alexander Chee and Tayari Jones

6 Comments June 21, 2011 • 6 Comments Alexander Chee, the author of Edinburgh, talks with Tayari Jones about her new novel Silver Sparrow.   I first met Tayari Jones at the MacDowell Colony in 2007. It was summer, and I was there…


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Lee Smith, Master Storyteller

No Comments June 16, 2011 • No Comments For the launch of the paperback release of Mrs. Darcy and the Blue-Eyed Stranger, author Lee Smith did a series of book events around North Carolina at our favorite local indie bookstores – Flyleaf Books…


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Booksellers Rock! Emily Crowe, Odyssey Bookshop

6 Comments 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…