‘Tis the season for reading and receiving. Along with the books you’re picking out for everyone else this holiday, remember to choose a good read or two for yourself. Tiny Love by Larry Brown “Larry Brown wrote the way the best singers sing: with honesty, grit, and the kind of raw emotion that stabs youContinue reading

The Book of Delights by Ross Gay Buy Now: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Books-A-Million | Indiebound “Contagious in their joy.” —The New York Times Book Review  In The Book of Delights, one of today’s most original literary voices offers up a genre-defying volume of lyric essays written over one tumultuous year. The first nonfictionContinue reading

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

‘Tis the season! Each week of December, we’re featuring 12 e-books based on a weekly theme. It’s our Lucky Stars promotion holiday style: the more, the merrier! This week, we’re highlighting books about the goodness of the holiday season — from celebrating glorious food to considering the people and ideas that matter most to us.Continue reading

Easter is my favorite family-oriented holiday. No gifts, just food. The weather is warm but not hot. The flowers are in bloom. Everybody comes home from church in their whites and pastels, ready to sit in the sunshine and nosh. At some point there’s an Easter egg hunt (a ritual no one understands, I mean,Continue reading

For this day of uninhibited drinking and pride in all things Irish, we offer up the favorite drink of novelist James Gould Cozzens: the Half and Half (courtesy of Hemingway and Bailey’s Bartending Guide to Great American Writers). On this day, the recommended stout is, of course, Guinness.  But no matter your alcohol of choice,Continue reading