People, People Who Need Trees, are the Lucky 7-est People in the World

July 17, 2012 • 1 Comment If you’re lucky enough to be near a window right now, go look out it. (If you’re lucky enough to be outside as you’re reading this, then just look around you — and also know…


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Giveaway Monday: Comet’s Tale

3 Comments July 16, 2012 • 3 Comments Every Monday in July, we’re giving away FREE advance copies of our amazing fall lineup. TODAY Comet’s Tale How the Dog I Rescued Saved My Life by Steven D. Wolf A note from Amy Gash,…


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Open the Book: We Bring Browsing to You

No Comments July 13, 2012 • No Comments The first page is what gets you. You cautiously open the book, careful not to crack the spine — not yet — and you glance at the first page. Chapter One. Maybe the Introduction. You’re…


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Aleppo Codex: The Book that Meant Everything

2 Comments July 11, 2012 • 2 Comments In an age when the importance of physical books is debated, here is a thrilling story about a book that meant everything. A thousand years ago, the most perfect copy of the Hebrew Bible was…


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Let’s Do the SummerTime Warp Again

8 Comments July 11, 2012 • 8 Comments Ah, summer. Forget the soaring temperatures and biting mosquitos. We remember the songs, the books, the people and the places so vividly. Just say the word, “summer,” and a catchy tune and a unifiying piece…


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Fall 2012 Algonquin Reader: Stories behind Stories

No Comments July 11, 2012 • No Comments A forged Degas masterpiece • a mysterious Connecticut mansion • a hysterical and heartbreaking road trip • a sequestered and grieving husband • war and exile in Sri Lanka • the old country and the new world of one family.…


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Lucky 7: The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating

1 Comment 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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Givewaway Monday: The Beach at Galle Road

4 Comments July 9, 2012 • 4 Comments Every Monday in July, we’re giving away FREE advance copies of our amazing fall lineup. TODAY The Beach at Galle Road by Joanna Luloff The lives of Sri Lankan natives and American Peace Corps workers…


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Julia Alvarez: An Interview with Mark Kurlansky

No Comments July 6, 2012 • No Comments In A Wedding in Haiti, Julia Alvarez takes us on a journey–a journey to Haiti, a journey to the joys and burdens of love, a journey beyond borders and between families. “She is the ideal…


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Head Outside with Amy Stewart

No Comments July 5, 2012 • No Comments Summer is the time to head outdoors and enjoy the world beyond our air conditioning. But if searing heat and bizarrely violent storms are messing with your outside time, spend a little indoor time —…