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Booksellers Rock! Steven Salardino, Skylight Books

4 Comments Name: Steven Salardino Bookstore: Skylight Books Title: Manager Brief Bio: Southern California boy, junior high school heavy metal kid turned long hair punk. Educated by Doonesbury comics, Steve Martin LPs, and Woody Allen movies. Skateboarding…

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What We’re Reading: Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

3 Comments 3 Comments Unlike some of my illustrious colleagues, I’m not a super-fast reading machine. I tend to move between reading poetry, novels, nonfiction, and spiritual writings, and I take my reading choices very seriously in part because…

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Booksellers Rock! Liberty Hardy, RiverRun Bookstore

3 Comments 3 Comments Name: Liberty Hardy Bookstore: RiverRun Bookstore Title: Book Slinger Brief Bio: Voracious velocireader. General mischief maker. Currently manning the switchboard in the Write Place, Write Time secret volcano lair (www.writeplacewritetime.tumblr.com). What books recently rocked my…

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Summer Reading List

70 Comments 70 Comments It’s no secret that we Algonkians are voracious readers. This summer, we’re excited to dive into a wide variety of books, from the eclectic (The Decameron, Emily Post’s Etiquette, Yakuza Moon) to the wildly popular…

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Like My Jacket? Paperback versus Hardback

13 Comments 13 Comments This month marks the publication of the beautiful paperback edition of Lauren Grodstein’s critically acclaimed novel A FRIEND OF THE FAMILY, an Algonquin staff favorite. Lauren’s suburban tragedy charts a father’s fall from grace as…

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Booksellers Rock! Erica Eisdorfer, Bull’s Head Bookshop

4 Comments 4 Comments Erica reading on the job. Erica Eisdorfer, long-time  manager of the Bull’s Head Bookshop, is the funniest person in the Triangle. Seriously. Just ask anyone who lives here. She’s also a talented writer in her…

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Booksellers Rock! Land Arnold, Flyleaf Books

2 Comments 2 Comments Jamie Fiocco, Sarah Carr, and Land Arnold at Flyleaf Books. Courtesy of Chapel Hill Magazine. Photo by Briana Brough The Triangle area of North Carolina—Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill—is famous for a lot of things:  stellar…

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