Our doors may be closed, but a few of our book clubs are still going strong! Join them virtually on their regular meeting times to discuss their Summer selections. More information about the groups and how to join in on the conversation can be found below! Shop titles for book clubs at bookpeople.com and don't forget … Continue reading BookPeople Virtual Book Clubs!
June arrived without warning and the summer temperatures are starting to settle in in Austin. As always, we plan on staying cool with hot new titles. This week's basket of goodies present us with urgent nonfiction titles, new titles by bookseller favorites, and a debut the whole BookPeople team couldn't get enough of. Read on for … Continue reading Staying Cool with June’s New Releases
Pride 2020 is here and we're kicking it off with a reading list of new and recent releases by LGBTQ authors, celebrating these experiences and the captivating stories they hold. We'll give you a taste of what you can expect this month on the adult side, and highlight a few titles you may have missed … Continue reading A Pride Month Reading List
In honor of our upcoming JO & LAURIE virtual event with Margaret Stohl, Melissa de la Cruz, and Rainbow Rowell, Kids bookseller Natasha is sharing some of her favorite YA retellings! Check out the list-- and join us June 5th on Zoom with this stellar group of authors. Get your tickets here. Scavenge the Stars … Continue reading Teen Thursday: Natasha’s Favorite Retellings!
Tomorrow night (Thursday, May 28th at 7PM CDT) we're hosting Jimmy Wong and Ashley Adams, co-hosts of YouTube's Feast of Fiction channel, virtually on Zoom to discuss their latest project, The Feast of Fiction Kitchen cookbook — a compendium of their channel's best and favorite concoctions. And in anticipation of it, one our booksellers and super … Continue reading Baking with Gina and ‘The Feast of Fiction Kitchen’ Cookbook
It seems like May's come and gone in a flash. From a new Hunger Games novel to plenty of beachy, feel-good reads, there's been plenty to celebrate, but the last week of May keeps that streak of fine literature alive. This week we finally get to put our hands on the much-lauded Mikel Jollett memoir, a new … Continue reading Waving May Goodbye with New Releases
Now up on LitHub's Virtual Book Channel: a replay of BookPeople's May 12th virtual event with Jordan Kisner (Thin Places) and Anna Wiener (Uncanny Valley)! The bookseller favorites and authors of two of the year's most buzzed about debuts read from and discussed their respective titles, as well as Evangelical Christianity, the search for meaning, and … Continue reading REPLAY: Jordan Kisner & Anna Wiener on LitHub’s VIRTUAL BOOK CHANNEL
Horror will always be present in the world—therefore, an art of horror will always be necessary... Bookseller Elijah presents his ten favorite horror stories, available at bookpeople.com. Enjoy! In his Poetics, Aristotle famously says that a good tragedy should inspire “pity and fear.” Yet why should fear be a desirable effect of art? Aristotle explains … Continue reading Elijah’s Ten Favorite Horror Stories
Events Coordinator, Uriel, joins us on the blog to talk a little bit about the listening he's been doing when he puts the books down for a bit. Each selection here is inspired by a book he's read (or wants to read) recently. Check out the titles and their perfect audio pairs below. I'm straying … Continue reading Recommended Listening for Book Worms
Just like that, May dropped some of the hottest releases in our lap! Not only are we getting a prequel-sequel to our favorite dystopian thriller, but we also get the new Stephanie Danler memoir AND the much-talked about Curtis Sittenfeld novel following the life of Hillary Clinton...had she not married Bill Clinton. It's just the … Continue reading Buzz…Buzz…That’s the Sound of BUZZY-worthy NEW RELEASES!
A look at upcoming titles our booksellers are excited about, and a reminder that you can always pre-order from your local indie at bookpeople.com! Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld, releases May 19th! Preorder here "I'M OBSESSED. Sittenfeld has created a nuanced character portrait and an explosive page-turner speculating what would have happened if Hillary and Bill … Continue reading Longing for Summer Releases…