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Library Shelfies with New York Public Library

#LibraryShelfies from around the office and from our authors

We took part in the New York Public Library’s #LibraryShelfie campaign on Wednesday, January 30th, and here are our shelfies!

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on Thursday, January 30th, 2014
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Ink Around The Office

ABRAMS Colleagues Share Their Artwork

I know it’s freezing and we’re all bundled up, but I spied a tattoo the other day over by an area of our office known as “Open Design” and decided to do some detective work to see how many tattoos I could find here in the office. I was pleasantly surprised! Several people passed me along to others and, of course, everyone had a story.

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on Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
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What We Read In 2012

Our Favorite Books From This Past Year

Whenever a new year starts I look back on the books I’ve read and try and think about what I liked the most, and what I’m most looking forward to in the upcoming year. Working in publishing is great for many reasons, but being able to talk with coworkers just as passionate and knowledgeable about the world of literature is perhaps the best part. I decided to poll some of these coworkers to see what they read in 2012 and find out what they liked best, and what they’re looking forward to tackling in 2013. See what we read after the break!

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on Monday, January 14th, 2013
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Snacking on the Sixth

Our Favorite Snacks Around The Office

I was talking on the phone with Chris Blank (Blog Wrangler) about what my topic for this month. I had missed yet another Blog Meeting and was trying to come with a plan when I glanced across my desk and through the door at my neighbor, Lindy. Lindy is not a big eater. Lindy rarely leaves her desk, as far as I can tell, but I do notice that she likes to snack. I was watching her have a snack when I decided I’d do a little post on favorite snacks here on the sixth floor, so I took myself over to Publicity and Marketing and then to Production to see what people are eating.

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on Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012
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My Summer Project

Making a Video for The Goddard Riverside Community Center

This fall, The Goddard Riverside Community Center will be honoring Michael Jacobs for his dedication to their programs over the course of his career. As part of their yearly celebrations/fund raisers there will be a gala dedicated to MJ and I (being married/mother to a film crew) decided to make a video as part of the entertainment for the evening. There will be speeches and humor and warm moments and this video.

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on Monday, July 2nd, 2012
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Vacation

All I Ever Wanted

As our semi-official human interest blogger I was assigned a post* about people’s summer vacation plans…I did a little emailing and found out that:

Kathy, in Production, is driving with her teenage son, her beau, and his teenage daughter to Florida. They’re going to visit South Beach and Miami which sounds pretty swell, but, frankly it’s the driving with the teenagers that really impresses me! Seriously though, I love traveling with older kids and I’ll bet they’ll have lots of laughs.

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on Friday, June 29th, 2012
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Spring Preview Party

New Books and New Babies!

After a long week everyone was looking forward to our annual Spring Preview Party on Friday. This year, as so many of our co-workers have new babies, we decided to invite all the infants to attend as well.

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on Tuesday, May 15th, 2012
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Friday the 13th

Superstitions from around the office

In honor of Friday The Thirteenth I have been asked to write a post about superstitions. Superstition is a belief in supernatural causality that one event leads to the cause of another without any process in the physical world linking the two events. How superstitious is the staff here at Abrams? Click through to find out…

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on Friday, April 13th, 2012
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Making Cake In A Mug With The Sales Department

A tasty treat made in the office

Mary Wowk often shares recipes and cooking techniques with her staff. They’ve made risotto and stir-fried chicken together, but today’s recipe is the best one for a sleepy afternoon. Today they made Two Minute Cake In A Mug!

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on Wednesday, April 4th, 2012
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ABRAMS Welcomes A New Addition

Pixie the espresso machine

Have you met Pixie? That’s the model name of our new espresso machine.

It’s shiny and red and is sitting just outside Michael’s conference room…and it brews the most delicious coffee!

We have a variety of roasts and intensities available and we’re hoping you’ll come by and have a cup (even if you aren’t on “the calendar”).

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on Monday, February 6th, 2012
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