Our Fruitcake-Free Holiday Gift Guide

December 8, 2009 • No Comments

Don’t want to give Dad a pair of GoldToe socks again this year? We don’t blame you. That’s why no matter who’s on your list, Algonquin has the perfect gift…
For Her

Going Away Shoes…


December 3, 2009

Algonquin Loving from the AHS Book Awards Committee

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Scott Calhoun, who sits on the American Horticultural Society’s Book Award Committee, recently announced his top three picks for the 2010 prize — and two of them are published by yours truly! Says Calhoun, “This…


November 17, 2009

Wicked Plants Exhibit at Vander Veer Botanic Garden

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Vander Veer Botanic Garden, in Davenport, Iowa, recently hosted a “Wicked Plants” exhibit, inspired by Amy Stewart‘s book.
Check out the photos!



October 28, 2009

The Cake Boss Takes on Our Wicked Plants

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On Monday, October 26, our very own Amy Stewart appeared on TLC’s popular new reality show, Cake Boss. Back in July, the Cake Boss team was so inspired by the Brooklyn Botanic Garden “Wicked Plants”…


October 28, 2009

Consider Yourself Warned…

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Castor bean (Ricinus communis)
One autumn morning in 1978, communist defector and BBC journalist Georgi Markov walked across London’s Waterloo Bridge and stood waiting at a bus stop.  He felt a painful jab in the…


October 26, 2009

Your Required Halloween Reading

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No matter what you have planned for Halloween, these books from the Workman Family have got you covered. (Click on the book covers below to learn more.)
Curling up with a spooky read while you…


October 26, 2009

Wickedly Good Book Booty Giveaway!

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To celebrate Halloween, we have a new Book Booty giveaway to announce! One lucky commenter will win copies of THREE of our favorite books for the holiday! To enter, just add a (thoughtful) comment to…


October 20, 2009

From our Design Department

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Please welcome Laura Williams, our Art Assistant and Promotional Materials Goddess! Laura gets to do design work on jackets, blads, press kits, and anything else we can dream up. In a job that necessitates constant…