BookExpo America: Buzz Books & Photos

June 3, 2011 • 2 Comments

Recently we attended the annual BookExpo America trade show, the largest publishing gathering in the country, to promote our current and forthcoming Fall 2011 titles. The reception this year was quite spectacular, and many of…


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Booksellers Rock! Debra Linn, Books & Books

7 Comments May 18, 2011 • 7 Comments

Debra Linn is a Miami Beach native and former newspaper sports editor (17 years and lived to tell!) who found her way to Books & Books five years and four new stores ago.  A part-time…


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Ask an Algonquin Editor: Kathy Pories on the Bellwether Prize

2 Comments May 11, 2011 • 2 Comments

Algonquin Books Senior Editor Kathy Pories talks about the Bellwether Prize, the publication prize founded by Barbara Kingsolver to recognize literature that addresses issues of social justice. Algonquin published two Bellwether Prize winners–Hillary Jordan‘s Mudbound…


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Kathy Pories on Barbara Kingsolver & the Bellwether Prize

2 Comments May 4, 2011 • 2 Comments

Five years ago, I stood on the periphery of the Duke University Chapel during the North Carolina Literary Festival, straining to hear the speaker. I was on the periphery because the chapel was packed full,…


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Heidi Durrow reports from the NAACP Image Awards

3 Comments March 10, 2011 • 3 Comments

For the last few weeks my to-do list has read something like this:
Write thank you notes
Finish essay
Wash dishes
Pick up dry cleaning
Try to get to gym!
But last…


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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…


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On Writing: Heidi Durrow and Jamie Ford

2 Comments February 16, 2011 • 2 Comments

Today on the blog, Heidi Durrow, author of The Girl Who Fell From The Sky, and Jamie Ford, author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, talk writing methods, Twitter madness, and the…


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AWP Recap by Caroline Leavitt

2 Comments February 9, 2011 • 2 Comments

AWP doesn’t really stand for awesome writers party, but it sort of should. I’m in the midst of my vintage beaded sweater and red cowboy boots tour but I’m reporting from the confines of my…


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New in Paperback: The Girl Who Fell from the Sky

1 Comment January 11, 2011 • 1 Comment

Heidi Durrow’s The Girl Who Fell from the Sky is now available in paperback. And coincidentally, we just found out today that the book has moved up from #16 to #13 on the National Indie…


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Algonquin Night: An Evening with Heidi Durrow

2 Comments January 10, 2011 • 2 Comments

We’re big fans of the Triangle’s newest independent bookstore, Flyleaf Books, conveniently located a mere seven minutes from our office. On more than once lunch break, I’ve slipped out of the office to peruse their…