Our director of marketing and sales, the inimitable Craig Popelars, is a self-proclaimed savant of the secondary characters from beloved holiday movies. He’ll see your Cindy Lou Who and raise you a Prancer. (After all, we do love a good character-driven story here at Algonquin.) As his email-stocking-stuffer gift to us all, Craig presents thisContinue reading

It was 20 years ago today that Craig Popelars came to Algonquin Books. Twenty exuberant, creative, hilarious, energetic, devoted, book-filled, beer-filled, prank-filled years. Craig is the mad marketing genius behind Algonquin. He’s the man who puts our books in your hands, on your shelves and in your hearts. And he does it with a passionContinue reading

As summer winds down and the kids start getting ready to return to school, it’s time for one last weekend getaway. Who better to take with you than The Boss? No, not your supervisor in the corner office. We’re talking about The Boss, Bruce, Mr. Springsteen. Craig Popelars, Algonquin’s director of marketing, sales, and classicContinue reading

This week, in honor of Father’s Day, we’re bringing you essays and personal stories focusing on dad.  Today, Craig Popelars, Algonquin’s Director of Marketing, shares thoughts about fatherhood, his father and the beer that bonds them. Craig’s essay originally appeared in All About Beer magazine. The Inheritance of Beer An Essay by Craig Popelars  Continue reading

Lewis “Buddy” Nordan, a beloved Algonquin author whose work includes Music of the Swamp, Wolf Whistle and Boy With a Loaded Gun, passed away on April 13. Today, Marketing Director Craig Popelars shares his memories of working with Buddy.   The last place I expected to see Lewis (Buddy) Nordan was on an early morning trailContinue reading

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 same for you, too. From March 12-25, you can get any of them for only $1.99. Who knows, maybe they’llContinue reading