What You See in the Dark Giveaway!

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

2 Comments June 1, 2011 • 2 Comments 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

1 Comment May 31, 2011 • 1 Comment 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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Memorial Day Cocktail!

No Comments May 27, 2011 • No Comments Ahh, Memorial Day.  That most American of holidays when we honor our fallen soldiers by eating our weight in hot dogs and sipping cold cocktails on the porch.  Pools are open, schools are (almost) out,…


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What We’re Reading: In Other Rooms, Other Wonders by Daniyal Mueenuddin

3 Comments May 26, 2011 • 3 Comments I confess: I picked up this book because I liked the title.  It reminded me of a museum and I love museums.  I’m a sucker for other people’s obsessions.  I like it when you can…


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Seven Reasons for a New Nature Movement, from Richard Louv

No Comments May 25, 2011 • No Comments Richard Louv, bestselling author of Last Child in the Woods, writes about re-imagining the future of our planet in this essay adapted from his new book, The Nature Principle. Read Richard Louv’s “Seven Reasons for…


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Publication Day: Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones

69 Comments May 24, 2011 • 69 Comments With the opening line of “My father, James Witherspoon, is a bigamist,” Tayari Jones unveils a breathtaking story about a man’s deception, a family’s complicity, and two teenage girls caught in the middle.   Set…


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Watch This! David Anthony’s Book Trailer

No Comments May 23, 2011 • No Comments We can’t stop watching the book trailer for David Anthony’s debut novel Something for Nothing, which will be published in a few short weeks.  And we’re not the only ones who are excited about this…


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BEA 2011 @ BOOTH #4252

3 Comments May 19, 2011 • 3 Comments Will you be at Book Expo America this year? The Algonquin booth (#4252) will be rocking all week with author appearances and signings, must-grab galley giveaways, and more. Please join us for the following–all events…


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Booksellers Rock! Debra Linn, Books & Books

7 Comments May 18, 2011 • 7 Comments Debra Linn is a Miami Beach native and former newspaper sports editor (17 years and lived to tell!) who found her way to Books & Books five years and four new stores ago.  A part-time…