We Are Not Amused:Algonquin Now a Marriott

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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September 17, 2010

What We’re Reading: Freedom by Jonathan Franzen

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Let me be straight with you, fellow readers. I wasn’t even finished with Freedom before I chose Jonathan Franzen’s novel to kick-start my “what-book-are-you-cheating-on-Algonquin- with” entry. Is it everything the critics have hyped it up…

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September 16, 2010

GET READ: A Friend In The Book Business

1 Comment September 16, 2010 • 1 Comment

Some Submissions Guidelines and Conspiracy Speculations
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It’s a tough world out there for writers: incomplete manuscripts cluttering our workspace, relatives asking what our real jobs are, and our hole-in-the-wall coffeehouses being overrun with sentient…

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September 14, 2010

Going Away ShoesNow in Paperback

1 Comment September 14, 2010 • 1 Comment

Jill McCorkle‘s newest book, Going Away Shoes, is now available in paperback! People magazine gave the hardcover edition 4 stars, calling it “A remarkable collection . . . bold and addictive.”
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If you live…

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September 10, 2010

READ THIS: A BLESSING ON THE MOON

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Today is the last day to enter to win A CURABLE ROMANTIC and A BLESSING ON THE MOON–just leave a comment on our Facebook page (or here on our blog if you’re not on Facebook)…

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September 9, 2010

Q & A WITH JOSEPH SKIBELL

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There’s still time to enter to win A CURABLE ROMANTIC and A BLESSING ON THE MOON–just leave a comment on our Facebook page (or here on our blog if you’re not on Facebook) and we’ll…

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September 8, 2010

Watch This: A Curable Video

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We’re continuing our celebration of Joseph Skibell Week: Leave a comment on our Facebook page (or here on our blog if you’re not on Facebook) to enter to win copies of A CURABLE ROMANTIC and…

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September 7, 2010

Read This: A Curable Romantic Excerpt

10 Comments September 7, 2010 • 10 Comments

Happy Skibell Week! Comment on our Facebook page (or here if you don’t have a Facebook account) to be entered in a drawing to win a copy of Joseph Skibell’s new novel, A Curable Romantic,…

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September 3, 2010

A Labor Day Drink That Packs a Punch!

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Why do we celebrate Labor Day? Is it because 200 hundred years ago, President Cleveland was feeling a tad sheepish about that whole Pullman-Strike debacle? Possibly. But I think it serves a grander purpose. It’s…

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September 2, 2010

FIRST READING, FIRST DATE

8 Comments September 2, 2010 • 8 Comments

What was the first reading you ever went to? Tell us the author, book, and bookstore on our Facebook page (or, if you’re not a member of Facebook, here on our blog) and we’ll reward…

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