Writing Advice from Louis Rubin

December 4, 2013 • 1 Comment

It’s only fitting that one of our first “On the House” posts should feature the words of co-founder Louis Rubin, whom we lost recently but whose ethos we try hard to keep alive. Rubin’s astute…


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December Lucky Stars – Holiday Style: Week 1

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‘Tis the season! Each week of December, we’re featuring 12 e-books based on a weekly theme. It’s our Lucky Stars promotion holiday style: the more, the merrier! This week, we’re highlighting books about the goodness…


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Have an Acorn for Thanksgiving

1 Comment November 26, 2013 • 1 Comment

Gobble up bite-sized nuggets of wisdom from Yoko Ono’s new book. (Many thanks to Kevin Thomas for this illustrated review of Acorn!)…


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Remembering Louis Rubin

2 Comments November 19, 2013 • 2 Comments

“This is really going to be fun, I think.”
 — Louis Rubin, on the founding of Algonquin in January 1983.
In 1983, launching a publishing venture outside the well-established literary circles of New York …


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Five Poems by Lauren Moseley

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Narrative Magazine tabbed our wonderful Lauren Moseley, Algonquin’s Assistant Marketing Manager and poet-in-residence, in its Fifth Annual Poetry Contest. Lauren placed third, and Narrative has published all five of the poems she entered. The poems…


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Lee Smith: A Dimestore Education for a Writer

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Lee Smith’s writing has been published for 45 years, starting with what was her college thesis (The Last Day the Dogbushes Bloomed) and running through to the just-released Guests on Earth, but her education as…


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Furious Cool video trailer

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With Furious Cool: Richard Pryor and the World that Made by David Henry and Joe Henry publishing tomorrow amid the buzziest buzz — Amazon just named it one of its Best Books of the Month!…


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Bookstore Tumblrs we like

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We have such fun with our Tumblr blog (Are you following us? You should follow us. Please follow us.) that we want to share some of the awesome indie bookstore Tumblrs we follow. Check ‘em…


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The Lucky Tour: Powell’s

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Intrepid former Algonquin intern David Bradley and his trusty sidekick, Lucky the Leprechaun, hit the road for a tour of (almost all) the coolest, hippest, greatest indie bookstores in the United States. Join us for…


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Giveaway and video Tuesday: Guests on Earth

2 Comments November 17, 2013 • 2 Comments

Watch this mini-documentary about the amazing Lee Smith and how she came to write Guests on Earth, which publishes today. This isn’t a book trailer. It’s worth a midday break to watch. Promise. This is…