At the age of nineteen, Lara Prior-Palmer discovered a website devoted to “the world’s longest, toughest horse race”—an annual competition of endurance and skill that involves dozens of riders racing a series of twenty-five wild ponies across 1,000 kilometers of Mongolian grassland. On a whim, she decided to enter the race. As she boarded a … Continue reading On the Podcast: Lara Prior-Palmer
For Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Tomoko is celebrating some of her favorite books written by authors of Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage. When I was a kid, I wanted to be a writer so badly. I wrote all the time and I loved the idea of being the crafter of a world that … Continue reading Teen Thursday: Tomoko Recommends
Red, White & Royal Blue By Casey McQuiston Casey McQuiston enfolds her readers in a loving embrace with this wonderfully inclusive political Rom Com. I am not exaggerating when I tell people how INSTANTLY absorbed I was upon beginning this novel. Alex, the first son of America's first female president, and Henry, the prince of … Continue reading What We’re Reading
Where We Come From By Oscar Cásares: Where We Come From is a stunning and timely novel about a Mexican-American family in Brownsville, Texas, that reluctantly becomes involved in smuggling immigrants into the United States. Christina says the book is "A timely story of the emotional struggles of those on both sides of the border. … Continue reading New Releases 5/21
Austin Bat Cave has been an Austin institution for many years, running its first series of free writing workshops in the summer of 2007 at Austin Community College. They've just released the eleventh volume of their anthology of writings from those workshops. We were so excited to host them in the store earlier this month … Continue reading New Podcast: Austin Bat Cave
We talk to local author Lindsay Leslie about her upcoming book Nova the Star Eater, cool space facts, and pie! Check out the Q&A below and pre-order a signed, personalized copy here. Lindsay Leslie is one of our talented local authors! We hosted her for the release of her first picture book, the wonderfully creative … Continue reading BookKids: Q&A with Lindsay Leslie!
Happy Teen Thursday, y'all! Below, some exciting upcoming events and new releases to add to your TBR piles... Kick off the summer with these amazing authors: Emma Berquist - Thurs May 30 @ 7PM We're thrilled to welcome local author Emma Berquist back to BookPeople! She captivated readers with her debut, Devils Unto Dust, which … Continue reading Teen Thursday!
Orange World By Karen Russell: From the Pulitzer Finalist and universally beloved author of the New York Times best sellers Swamplandia! and Vampires in the Lemon Grove, comes a stunning new collection of short fiction that showcases Karen Russell’s extraordinary, irresistible gifts of language and imagination. In“Bog Girl”, a revelatory story about first love, a … Continue reading New Releases 5/14
Casey McQuiston, author of Red, White & Royal Blue, is coming to BookPeople! Every now and then, a book sweeps through the store that gets our staff positively buzzing with excitement. Proclamations of love and adoration fill the air, followed by the insistence that x coworker must be the next to enjoy this incredible story. … Continue reading Countdown for Casey
Heather B. Armstrong is widely acknowledged to be the most popular “mommy blogger” in the world. Her website, dooce®, has twice been listed as one of the 25 best blogs in the world by Time magazine and Forbes listed it as a top 100 website for women. In the eighteen years that Heather has been shaping the internet writing community, she’s … Continue reading New Podcast: Heather B. Armstrong