Short Story Pick of the Month

October 22, 2010 • No Comments Danielle Evans‘s debut story collection, Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self, received tons of critical acclaim when it was published just a couple months ago–from the New York Times, People, O: The Oprah Magazine,…


October 21, 2010

Why I Love English Teachers

1 Comment October 21, 2010 • 1 Comment 1. I had my first shameless obsession with an English teacher when I was in kindergarten. Of course, she was also the craft maker and the hand holder and the nap enforcer, but I knew…


October 20, 2010

Halloween cocktail, anyone?

No Comments 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 DETROIT DIARY 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 Downstairs at The Regulator Bookshop 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…


October 8, 2010

What We’re Reading Room by Emma Donoghue

4 Comments October 8, 2010 • 4 Comments Kelly pretending to read 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…