February Poetry Roundup

February 29, 2012 • 2 Comments Our second post in our monthly series of poetry recommendations features Paisley Rekdal’s Animal Eye and Lily Ladewig’s The Silhouettes.   Animal Eye Paisley Rekdal (recommended by Lauren Moseley)               . . . more…


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What the Dormouse Said: Wit and Wisdom from Children’s Books, Part 4

1 Comment February 27, 2012 • 1 Comment Today, we share more of our favorite quotes from What the Dormouse Said: Lessons for Grown-Ups From Children’s Books. If you missed our earlier posts on this gem, check out Part 1, Part 2, and…


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Brandon Jones at the ABA Winter Institute and ALA Midwinter Conference

1 Comment February 24, 2012 • 1 Comment On January 18th, my wife, Michi, and I flew to the city of New Orleans to make an appearance at the American Booksellers Association Winter Institute. This was my first time visiting the Big Easy, and I…


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Joyce Carol Oates, Age 17

2 Comments February 21, 2012 • 2 Comments Today we share another excerpt from First Words, a collection of early writings by famous authors, edited by Paul Mandelbaum.  Our previous posts have highlighted the work of Stephen King and Margaret Atwood.  Today’s installment…


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Recently Published: Until the Next Time by Kevin Fox

24 Comments February 16, 2012 • 24 Comments My mom loved the TV show Lie to Me, produced and written by Kevin Fox. She was drawn to the show for the way the plot always kept her in suspense and made her think.…


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Orange County Literacy Council: Writers for Readers Book and Author Luncheon

No Comments February 15, 2012 • No Comments If you love good books and live in or near Orange County, the only place to be on February 20th is the Orange County Literacy Council’s 5th Annual Writers for Readers Book and Author Luncheon.…


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Algonquin’s Lucky 7: Introducing Our Monthly E-book Promo

5 Comments February 13, 2012 • 5 Comments AHH, FEBRUARY, THE MONTH OF LOVE! What better way to commemorate Valentine’s Day than by spreading the love of reading? We asked seven Algonquin authors to choose their favorite Algonquin title ever—a book they have…


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Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a Raspberry-Almond Trifle!

No Comments February 10, 2012 • No Comments Looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day dessert to show your loved one how much you care? Try this amazing raspberry-almond trifle that’s guaranteed to give any dessert-lover weak knees. (And don’t be shy about putting…


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Booksellers Rock! Kelly Justice, Fountain Bookstore

15 Comments February 6, 2012 • 15 Comments Name: Kelly Justice Bookstore: Fountain Bookstore Title: Boss Lady Brief Bio: Kelly bought The Fountain in January 2008 after managing it since 2000 and she has been a professional independent bookseller since 1989. What books…


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West of Here: Now in Paperback

No Comments February 1, 2012 • No Comments We’re pleased to announce that Jonathan Evison‘s New York Times bestseller West of Here is now available in paperback! Evison’s epic novel received a boatload of accolades last year: Hudson Booksellers’ Book of the Year; winner…