Twitter Book Club – A Reliable Wife!

February 1, 2010 • No Comments

Too dang cold to go to book group?
Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, VA, is hosting its first-ever Twitter Book Club tonight at 6 p.m. Everyone can participate, no matter where you live! You won’t have…


January 29, 2010

January’s Why-I-Love-Books Roundup

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This January I discovered 8 new reasons to fall in love with books, all over again.
1. Cooked Books. I have read books about famous cooks. I have referenced books while cooking. I saw Julie…


January 26, 2010

Edward + Harvey Milk + Elle Woods. Now THAT’S a movie!

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Excellent news! Sara Gruen‘s Water For Elephants , which shortly after publication was picked up by Fox 2000 for development as a major motion picture, has taken another major step toward reaching the big screen.…


January 25, 2010

Bill Gates on Work Hard, Be Nice.

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Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, now focuses all of his time on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He has started a website,, to talk about what his foundation has been up to, and…


January 22, 2010

Emyl Jenkins’ Algonquin Appraisals

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Welcome to January’s Algonquin Appraisals! Author and former Sotheby’s appraiser Emyl Jenkins takes a gander at staffers and  readers’ prized possessions.
Doing some cleaning for the New Year and want help separating potential treasures from…


January 21, 2010

From Bill Smith’s Kitchen – Eastern North Carolina Corned Ham

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For the last few years the Carrboro Farmers’ Market has been open year round. It’s much smaller of course, but still worth visiting. This winter for a change we have had a real drawn-out cold…


January 20, 2010

Welcome, Julianne!

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As Courtney and Christina move away from Algonquin to start on fresh new adventures, we’re excited to welcome new staff members to take over their roles. A warm welcome to Julianne Lowell, former Algonquin Publicity…


January 20, 2010

3-Book Giveaway Winner!

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Algonquin would like to congratulate Amy K. from Oakland, California for winning our nature-centric Book Booty giveaway! Amy took home three titles by Diana Wells to celebrate today’s release of Lives of Trees: An Uncommon…


January 15, 2010

Ask Dr. Bleedingheart

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Dear Dr. Bleedingheart,
Should I worry that crickets have decided to move into my basement this winter? Thankfully, they are rather polite tenants and respectful of quiet hours. Although generally nondestructive, they are eating the…


January 14, 2010


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Please welcome our new intern, Susannah Long, who is writing today about Jill McCorkle’s Going Away Shoes.

Jill McCorkle has me thinking about shoes. Not styles and prices and the long-term benefits of arch-support,…