Lucky 7: The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating

July 10, 2012 • 1 Comment “A sort of biographical thank you for the snail” Stuck in bed because of a debilitating illness, Elisabeth Tova Bailey watches a wild snail that has taken up residence on her nightstand. Intrigued by the…


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Lucky 7 e-books: Enjoy the Great Outdoors

6 Comments July 1, 2012 • 6 Comments The Great Outdoors Head outside and get dirty with a good book. Build from the ground up with these inside looks at the outside world. Plus, you can save a tree by filling up your…


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Algonquin’s Guide to Gift Giving, Winter 2011

1 Comment December 14, 2011 • 1 Comment I always wait until the last minute to buy Christmas and Chanukah presents for my family. It’s not because shopping slips my mind, or because I forget about the holidays or my family, but mostly…


November 12, 2010

Booksellers Rock! Erica Eisdorfer, Bull’s Head Bookshop

4 Comments November 12, 2010 • 4 Comments Erica reading on the job. Erica Eisdorfer, long-timeĀ  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…


November 10, 2010

Booksellers Rock! Tom Campbell, The Regulator Bookshop

No Comments November 10, 2010 • No Comments Tom presenting the Book Sense Book of the Year award to Sara Gruen for Water for Elephants Over half of our Chapel Hill office lives in Durham, which is (undeniably) the coolest town in the…


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 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…


July 16, 2010

When two snailsreally love each other…

No Comments July 16, 2010 • No Comments Baby-mama-drama for senior publicist, Kelly Bowen, and her snails, Snookie and The Situation. So for those of you who frequent the Algonquin Book blog, you might remember my last post about the new additions to…


April 23, 2010

Earth Day: The Nature We Love!

4 Comments April 23, 2010 • 4 Comments Happy Earth Day! To celebrate, we have a guest post from Kelly Bowen, senior publicist at Algonquin. Her earthy topic? SNAILS! I recently joined the Algonquin team, moving from NYC to Chapel Hill. I knew…