Read This: A Curable Romantic Excerpt

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,…


September 3, 2010

A Labor Day Drink That Packs a Punch!

No Comments September 3, 2010 • No Comments 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…


September 2, 2010


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…


September 1, 2010

Water For Wednesdays

No Comments September 1, 2010 • No Comments Even though the movie isn’t set to release until April 15 (which is still 256 days away), fans of Water for Elephants (and Robert Pattinson) cannot wait to see this movie! Filming has wrapped and…


August 31, 2010

Why-I-Love-Books August Roundup

1 Comment August 31, 2010 • 1 Comment au·gust adj. Inspiring awe or admiration; majestic: the august presence of the monarch. Venerable for reasons of age or high rank. . All the other months are defined by placement in the line-up and characterized…


August 30, 2010

NPR’s Scott Simonon The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating

2 Comments August 30, 2010 • 2 Comments Elisabeth Tova Bailey, author of The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating (an office favorite), spoke with NPR “Weekend Edition Saturday” host Scott Simon about her illness, her ongoing recovery, and the benefits of slowing…


August 27, 2010

Love And Drinks With Hammett and Hellman

4 Comments August 27, 2010 • 4 Comments I feel like I’ve been having a lot of conversations about love lately–or rather, the nature of relationships. And I’ve come to the following conclusion: The very person you pine for, swoon over, and generally…


August 25, 2010

Books & Books Presents Algonquin Night

1 Comment August 25, 2010 • 1 Comment Craig Popelars, Algonquin’s Marketing Director, writes about a magical trip to the land of Miami. _______________________________________ STOP, collaborate, and listen, Algonquin’s in Miami with a frontlist edition. Our fiction grabs a hold of you tightly,…


August 24, 2010

Author Q&A:Elisabeth Tova Bailey

1 Comment August 24, 2010 • 1 Comment Yesterday we featured an excerpt from Elisabeth Tova Bailey’s exquisite memoir The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating. Today we have an interview with the snail aficionado herself. The book is about her observations of…


August 23, 2010

Read This:A Wild Snail Excerpt

2 Comments August 23, 2010 • 2 Comments Everyone at Algonquin is excited about the charming little memoir we’re publishing this week, The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating–a true story about how life, even on the smallest scale, can be rewarding. There’s…