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Read Heading Out to Wonderful … Enter to Win

May 23, 2012 • 11 Comments

This is a story of passion and of place, of suspense, of love gone terribly wrong.
Today, we share the first excerpt from the upcoming new novel by Robert Goolrick.  Heading Out to Wonderful will…

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Robert Goolrick: The Passion of Place, the Place of Passion

2 Comments May 22, 2012 • 2 Comments

Robert Goolrick’s greatly anticipated new novel–Heading Out to Wonderful–will hit bookstores in just days. He follows up his #1 New York Times bestseller, A Reliable Wife, with a “timeless, erotically charged tale of illicit passion…

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World Book Night US

1 Comment April 23, 2012 • 1 Comment

A huge success in the UK, World Book Night is making its way to the US! Today all around the country volunteers are giving away ONE MILLION FREE BOOKS. Yes, you read it right – one million…

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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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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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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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Algonquin Authors Pick Their Favorite Books They’ve Read in 2011, Part 2

1 Comment December 7, 2011 • 1 Comment

Donia Bijan, author of Maman’s Homesick Pie
This was the year of displaced persons.
The Invisible Bridge, by Julie Orringer. The untold story of Hungarian Jews forced to flee as Europe’s tragedy unfolds, renders the…

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Robert Goolrick & Garth Stein: Algonquin Book Club Event, 12/8

4 Comments November 9, 2011 • 4 Comments

Mark your calendars for our next Algonquin Book Club event on December 8, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. PST/10:00 p.m. EST! Garth Stein, best-selling author of The Art of Racing in the Rain, will interview Robert Goolrick,…

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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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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…

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