Booksellers Rock! Stephanie Anderson, WORD Bookstore

October 4, 2010 • 10 Comments

Welcome to “Booksellers Rock!,” our profile series of independent booksellers. We’re thrilled to hear from Stephanie Anderson, manager of one of the best indies in the universe, WORD.

What books recently rocked my world:
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September 30, 2010

Happy Birthday Megan! A Few of My Favorite Things

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In honor of my recent arrival at Algonquin (and, let’s be honest, my birthday  week), Algonquin has been nice enough to let me cap off the month by sharing a few of my favorite things.…

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September 29, 2010

Hempel. Tower. Pories. Housing Works, 9/24

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This past Friday, September 24th, at New York City’s Housing Works, guest editor Amy Hempel, series editor Kathy Pories, and contributor Wells Tower gathered together to celebrate Algonquin’s 25th anniversary of NEW STORIES FROM THE…

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September 28, 2010

Short Story Pick of the Month

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What begins as a fantastical story of a small Southern town’s populace living in trees after a devastating flood becomes a serious and sensitive portrayal of a strained marriage told through the eyes of thirteen-year-old…

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September 27, 2010

Algonquin Talks with Ron Charles, Washington Post Book Critic

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Welcome to the first of “Algonquin Talks,” our series of interviews with book reviewers, producers, and bloggers. Ron Charles, the esteemed fiction editor and weekly critic at the Washington Post, is one of the first…

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September 24, 2010

Celebrate 25 years at Housing Works Bookstore tonight!

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5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND TONIGHT’S NEW STORIES FROM THE SOUTH READING AT HOUSING WORKS BOOKSTORE
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1. Award-winning author Amy Hempel may bring her dog.
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2. You may get the chance to…

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September 23, 2010

Read This: Nothing Left To Burn Excerpt

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Jay Varner is on fire this week! (Sorry, we couldn’t resist … )
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Appearing at trade shows from New Jersey to Florida, being interviewed by the likes of Entertainment Weekly, The Nervous Breakdown, and…

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September 22, 2010

AN INTERVIEW WITH Jay Varner

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Jay Varner, author of the brilliant memoir Nothing Left to Burn, offers some insights on the origins of his memoir, the tricky business of writing about a small town, good books, and good music, as…

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September 21, 2010

nothing left to burn video trailer

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This week we’ll be featuring the beautiful, poignant, searing memoir Nothing Left to Burn by Jay Varner.
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One of our favorite authors, John Jeremiah Sullivan, wrote:
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“The son reports on fires for the local…

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September 20, 2010

We Are Not Amused:Algonquin Now a Marriott

3 Comments September 20, 2010 • 3 Comments

Dorothy Parker must be spinning in her grave.
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Even though Algonquin Books is not named after the legendary Algonquin Round Table, this news saddens us.
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