Lauren Grodstein & Stephen King; Algonquin Book Club Event, 3/3

January 30, 2012 • 33 Comments Get ready for our next Algonquin Book Club event coming up on March 3 at 7:00 p.m. EST!  Tune into the live webcast to hear Stephen King in conversation with Lauren Grodstein, author of A…


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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…


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Stephen King, Age 9

4 Comments November 21, 2011 • 4 Comments Today we have another excerpt from First Words, a collection of early writings by famous authors, edited by Paul Mandelbaum. Last week we shared one of Margaret Atwood’s first short stories. This week, we have…


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At Home With Algonquin: Pretty Good Cake from Man with a Pan

1 Comment August 26, 2011 • 1 Comment I was slightly nervous when I started this recipe, partly because my cake-baking expertise was limited to boxed mixes and partly because the last recipe I tried from John Donohue’s Man with a Pan (Spinach-Basil…


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Readers’ Block: Childhood’s Forbidden Pleasures

5 Comments August 15, 2011 • 5 Comments Growing up, before my parents became extremely lenient and our residence became ‘the party house,’ my parents were sometimes weird about what I could and couldn’t read. Although they were incredibly awesome about my purchasing…


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Booksellers Rock! Liberty Hardy, RiverRun Bookstore

3 Comments July 11, 2011 • 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 ( What books recently rocked my…


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Booksellers Rock! Emily Crowe, Odyssey Bookshop

6 Comments June 15, 2011 • 6 Comments Name: Emily Crowe Bookstore: Odyssey Bookshop Title: Assistant Manager/Buyer/Bookseller/Big Kahuna Brief Bio: I’ve worked several venues in the book world ever since I left grad school, including as a publisher sales rep, at a library,…


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Dads Cook Twitter Party!

No Comments June 13, 2011 • No Comments Join us this Wednesday evening, June 15th, from 9-10 pm EST for a Twitter Party #DadsCook, featuring John Donohue, the editor of the fabulous new book Man with a Pan – Culinary Adventures of Fathers…


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Publication Day: Man with a Pan

18 Comments May 17, 2011 • 18 Comments I’ll be honest here—one of my secret vices is foodie literature. I’ve devoured them all: Anthony Bourdain’s Kitchen Confidential, Ruth Reichel’s Tender at The Bone, Bill Buford’s Heat, Amanda Hesser’s Cooking for Mr. Latte. There’s…


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Introducing the Algonquin Book Club! Live events & live webcasts with notable writers

26 Comments March 3, 2011 • 26 Comments Welcome to the Algonquin Book Club! Each year we’ll be featuring four Algonquin Book Club selections at literary events held around the country and simultaneously webcast on our site. For each event, an Algonquin author…