Our Fruitcake-Free Holiday Gift Guide

No Comments Don’t want to give Dad a pair of GoldToe socks again this year? We don’t blame you. That’s why no matter who’s on your list, Algonquin has the perfect gift… For Her Going Away Shoes…

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Algonquin Loving from the AHS Book Awards Committee

No Comments No Comments Scott Calhoun, who sits on the American Horticultural Society’s Book Award Committee, recently announced his top three picks for the 2010 prize — and two of them are published by yours truly! Says Calhoun, “This…

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Wicked Plants Exhibit at Vander Veer Botanic Garden

1 Comment 1 Comment Vander Veer Botanic Garden, in Davenport, Iowa, recently hosted a “Wicked Plants” exhibit, inspired by Amy Stewart‘s book. Check out the photos! This spider has woven a welcome to the Wicked Plants exhibit! The leaves…

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Ask Dr. Bleedingheart

No Comments No Comments Dear Dr. Bleedingheart, Every autumn, the same recurring problem creeps into my marriage. Actually, it creeps into my house and spins a web in the kitchen window. My husband, you see, is a spider fanatic,…

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The Cake Boss Takes on Our Wicked Plants

7 Comments 7 Comments On Monday, October 26, our very own Amy Stewart appeared on TLC’s popular new reality show, Cake Boss. Back in July, the Cake Boss team was so inspired by the Brooklyn Botanic Garden “Wicked Plants”…

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Consider Yourself Warned…

No Comments No Comments Castor bean (Ricinus communis) One autumn morning in 1978, communist defector and BBC journalist Georgi Markov walked across London’s Waterloo Bridge and stood waiting at a bus stop.  He felt a painful jab in the…

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Your Required Halloween Reading

No Comments No Comments No matter what you have planned for Halloween, these books from the Workman Family have got you covered. (Click on the book covers below to learn more.) Curling up with a spooky read while you…

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Wickedly Good Book Booty Giveaway!

12 Comments 12 Comments To celebrate Halloween, we have a new Book Booty giveaway to announce! One lucky commenter will win copies of THREE of our favorite books for the holiday! To enter, just add a (thoughtful) comment to…

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From our Design Department

1 Comment 1 Comment Please welcome Laura Williams, our Art Assistant and Promotional Materials Goddess! Laura gets to do design work on jackets, blads, press kits, and anything else we can dream up. In a job that necessitates constant…

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