At BookPeople, we believe in the enormous power of poetry. Poetry can shape and reshape our worlds, heal our exhausted hearts, and magnify the beauty of nature. In observance of World Poetry Day, we'd like to highlight the poetry display two of our booksellers, Karsten and August, created for the store. We invite you to … Continue reading BookPeople Celebrates World Poetry Day!
Patriot Number One by Lauren Hilgers: Austinite Lauren Hilgers lived in Shanghai for 6 years, writing and reporting on local events. Now she’s investigating the lives of Chinese immigrants in America, and the result is the deeply reported and beautifully wrought Patriot Number One, detailing a world hidden in plain sight. We couldn't be more … Continue reading New Releases: 3/20
Kristin Casey stops by the store this Wednesday, March 21 at 7 p.m. to read from her new memoir, Rock Monster: My Life With Joe Walsh. Below, the author's sister (who also happens to be a former BookPeople employee) shares her thoughts on the book. A little background before I talk about this book. You … Continue reading Review: ‘Rock Monster, My Life With Joe Walsh’
We’re thrilled to welcome BuzzFeed Staff Writer Farrah Penn, who will be at BookPeople Tuesday March 20th to share her debut novel Twelve Steps to Normal. A great story about acceptance, forgiveness and family, Twelve Steps to Normal explores the realities of alcoholism and is bound to resonate with readers of all ages. We invite … Continue reading Q&A with Farrah Penn
Cathy Maxwell is the Austin-based author of over thirty best-selling historical romance novels. She writes a monthly column for BookPeople. Visit www.cathymaxwell.com to learn more. What is it about Scotland that stirs the romantic heart? Is it the history, the music, or the men in kilts who toss cabers as if they weigh nothing and the women … Continue reading The Romance Bookshelves: All Things Celtic
If you thought SXSW was busy, just wait 'til next week when BookPeople is full of action-packed Teen Lit events! Just in case you haven't heard, here's who is coming to the store: Farrah Penn Author of Twelve Steps to Normal March 20, 2018 at 7 PM Neal Shusterman Author of Thunderhead March 22, … Continue reading Teen Thursday: Prepare for the busiest week ever!
Employee doodles regularly pop up around the store, and we don't think that's a bad thing. In her book, The Doodle Revolution, Sunni Brown suggests that "doodling is deep thinking in disguise -- a simple, accessible, and dynamite tool for innovating and solving even the stickiest problems." Behold, a small sampling of impromptu sketches by … Continue reading BookPeople Doodles: March 2018
Twelve Steps to Normal by Farrah Penn: When Kira's father enters rehab, she's forced to leave everything behind--her home, her best friends, her boyfriend...everything she loves. Now her father's sober (again) and Kira is returning home, determined to get her life back to normal...exactly as it was before she was sent away. But is that … Continue reading New Releases 3/13
Voyage Out meets the last Sunday of every month at BookPeople. On March 25 at 5 p.m. the group will discuss Toni Morrison's Paradise. You (and your friends) are invited to join! Below, Brian offers a reading guide to another Morrison novel, Jazz, which Voyage Out discussed last month. Voyage Out reads books in three-month, … Continue reading Reading Guide: ‘Jazz’ by Toni Morrison
Eugenia, coordinadora de eventos y marketing para BookKids, comparte sus recomendaciones en español. Durante un viaje reciente a la ciudad de México, visité la Feria Internacional del Libro del Palacio de Minería. Disfruté muchísimo ver a lectores de todas las edades comprando libros, cargando sus bolsas con las sorpresas que promete cada uno de ellos. … Continue reading BookKids en español: Recomendaciones para divertirnos en dos idiomas