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Ask An Editor: Kathy Pories on Book Jackets

March 15, 2012 • 5 Comments

 
 
 
 
Today we share our third installment in our Ask An Algonquin Editor series. Senior editor Kathy Pories knows that while many readers would never admit it, we often judge a book by…

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Lucky 7: Staff Favorites

No Comments March 13, 2012 • No Comments

STAFF FAVORITES
We’ve hand-picked seven titles—four novels, three memoirs—that dazzled, inspired, thrilled, enlightened, and captivated us. Some made us laugh, some made us cry, and some made us do both. We guarantee they’ll do the…

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Support The Makery!

4 Comments March 9, 2012 • 4 Comments

One of the things I always loved about Algonquin Books when I worked there was that even though they have a big parent company in NYC and an amazing knack for publishing bestsellers, they’ve still…

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The Things People Send Me: Amy Stewart on The Earth Moved

35 Comments March 8, 2012 • 35 Comments

Since The Earth Moved was published in 2004, I have received:

Two paintings of earthworms, one more abstract and one in a more photorealist style.
A handpainted greeting card, suitable for framing, of a mass…

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Naomi Benaron on How Not to “Book-Tour”

2 Comments March 6, 2012 • 2 Comments

Book-Tour: a verb meaning to live in airports, airplanes and hotels while whisking about the country, drinking in gulps of countryside that remains beyond reach. Also: to connect with audiences across the country about a…

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February Poetry Roundup

2 Comments 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)
 
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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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