Halloween cocktail, anyone?

October 20, 2010 • No Comments

With Halloween right around the corner, you’re most likely facing three crucial questions: Where am I going to go? What am I going to wear? And what am I going to drink?

Never afraid to…


October 18, 2010

CMJ Giveaway: The Extra Lens & Our Noise

16 Comments October 18, 2010 • 16 Comments

In New York City, fall is marked by the leaves in Central Park changing color, the sun setting well before the end of the work day, the return of chunky knitwear and thigh-high boots, and…


October 15, 2010

Detroit Diary The GLIBA trade show

6 Comments October 15, 2010 • 6 Comments

Morning BBQ, Bookstores in Airports, & Red Cowboy Boots:
Life on the road at GLIBA’s trade show

Monday, October 7th, 10:48am:

On Friday, Algonquin has me all set to board a plane…


October 14, 2010

Booksellers Rock! Lanora Hurley, Next Chapter Bookshop

2 Comments October 14, 2010 • 2 Comments

Hey, whadda ya know, it’s the second installment of “Booksellers Rock!,” our series of profiles of independent booksellers. Today we hear from Lanora Hurley, owner of Next Chapter Bookshop in beautiful Milwaukee, WI. (Schlemiel! Schlimazel!…


October 13, 2010

AN INTERVIEW With Suzanne Berne

5 Comments October 13, 2010 • 5 Comments

Algonquin talks with Suzanne Berne about her new memoir, Missing Lucile. Get Berne’s thoughts on family secrets, her grandmother’s French fling, and the battle between fact and fiction.

1. What was your inspiration for writing Missing…


October 12, 2010

READ THIS: Missing Lucile Excerpt

1 Comment October 12, 2010 • 1 Comment

Every family has a ghost. There’s the aunt we don’t talk about, the cousin who disappeared, and where DID your sister get her flaming red hair, anyway? The need to know where we come from,…


October 11, 2010

The Regulator Presents: Algonquin Night!

2 Comments October 11, 2010 • 2 Comments

Tuesday the 5th was “Algonquin Night” at The Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC. If you’ve never been to The Regulator, it’s a big shop with a deceptively narrow storefront. Do not be fooled. There’s a…


October 8, 2010

What We’re Reading Room by Emma Donoghue

4 Comments October 8, 2010 • 4 Comments

If you haven’t heard of Room by Emma Donoghue, or if you have but haven’t bought it yet, go buy it. Do it today. Immediately. Because I promise you will not be disappointed.

Donoghue has…


October 7, 2010

Jonathan Evison The Buzz Is Building

4 Comments October 7, 2010 • 4 Comments

We have four exciting Jonathan Evison-related items to share with you today:

1) Behold, the brand-spanking-new website for WEST OF HERE. Isn’t it gorgeous? Bonus points if you can find the Bigfoot Easter egg!



October 6, 2010

A Fan’s Notes on A Fan’s Notes

4 Comments October 6, 2010 • 4 Comments

Brock Clarke on Frederick Exley’s cult classic

photo credit: Jon Hughes/ Photopresse

.I first read Frederick Exley’s A Fan’s Notes in the summer of 1993. I was at my parents’ house in upstate New York.…