Christopher Moore on his literary influences, the Russian River & marine biology

Christopher Moore stops by the store Tuesday, April 24 at 7 p.m. to discuss his new novel, Noir, a parody of hard-boiled detective fiction. Check out Moore's answers to The BookPeople Questionnaire below! BP: What are you reading these days? CM: Jack London’s San Francisco Stories by Jack London, Cringeworthy: A Theory of Awkwardness by Melissa … Continue reading Christopher Moore on his literary influences, the Russian River & marine biology

BookKids: Tomoko Reads Without Walls

This month, the BookKids team takes on the Reading Without Walls challenge! Below, our Art Director, Tomoko, writes about her experience reading outside her comfort zone. For more posts in this series, click here.  I’ve been dying to read Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi because it's based on a subject I know … Continue reading BookKids: Tomoko Reads Without Walls

Bookseller Review: ‘The Future’ by Neil Hilborn

Jade, one of our booksellers, was stuck in a reading rut. Luckily, poet Neil Hilborn pulled her out of it. Check out her review of his book, The Future, below.  We’ve all been there, right? Stuck in a reading rut, the precarious jenga tower of books on your bedside table just screaming at you that … Continue reading Bookseller Review: ‘The Future’ by Neil Hilborn

The Romance Bookshelves: Spring Chemistry

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. Spring is always a busy time. Here is a trio of intense reads to help take your mind off your too full to-do list. Austin favorite Alisha Rai is hitting all targets … Continue reading The Romance Bookshelves: Spring Chemistry

Meg Wolitzer on Scrabble, George Eliot & that ‘new-car-smell of a beginning’

New York Times-bestselling author Meg Wolitzer stops by the store this Wednesday, April 18 at 7 p.m. to discuss her new novel, The Female Persuasion. Check out her answers to The BookPeople Questionnaire below! BP: What are you reading these days? MW: Gary Shteyngart’s upcoming Lake Success. A while back, Carmen Maria Machado’s Her Body and Other Parties. BP: … Continue reading Meg Wolitzer on Scrabble, George Eliot & that ‘new-car-smell of a beginning’

Nightmare Factory reads ‘Psycho’ by Robert Bloch. Yep, it inspired the Hitchcock movie.

The Nightmare Factory book club meets the third Tuesday of every month to discuss the best in literary horror fiction. Join us this Tuesday, April 17 at 7 p.m., if you dare!  The iconic shower scene. A girl – Janet Leigh –  is interrupted mid-lather by an obscured figure holding a butcher knife. Cue the … Continue reading Nightmare Factory reads ‘Psycho’ by Robert Bloch. Yep, it inspired the Hitchcock movie.

Charles Frazier on coffee, Asheville & not going to law school

Charles Frazier stops by the store Monday, April 16 at 7 p.m. to discuss his new novel Varina, which we predict will be a hit -- Frazier previously penned Cold Mountain! Check out his answers to The BookPeople Questionnaire below. BP: What are you reading these days? CF: Tayari Jones, An American Marriage; Paolo Cognetti, The … Continue reading Charles Frazier on coffee, Asheville & not going to law school