By Cathy Maxwell I’m sunbound in Austin, my favorite time to read. I enjoy a long afternoon of reading until the world cools down enough to go outside. It is my treat for all the weed-pulling I have to do. Here are some of my latest faves— The Kissing Quotient by Helen Hoang caught me … Continue reading The Romance Bookshelves—Great for a lazy afternoon!
Here at BookKids we love celebrating our local authors! We can't wait to host Samantha M. Clark for her debut middle grade novel, The Boy, the Boat, and the Beast! Sam will be here to sign copies on Saturday, July 28 at 2 PM. We hope to see y'all there! In the meantime, enjoy the … Continue reading Q&A with Samantha M. Clark
BookPeople is proud to host a book club for kids ages 8-12 along with local volunteer group Austin Allies. We meet every third Saturday of the month at 12:30 PM. Today we're giving you an inside look at our last meeting, where we discussed Flora and Ulysses by Newbery medalist Kate DiCamillo! What do squirrels … Continue reading BookKids: On Squirrel Poetry & Taking Action
A PARTY 20 YEARS IN THE MAKING BookPeople Decree #731 By request of the Ministry of Magic, all witches, wizards, and magical allies should report to BookPeople on July 31st at 6 PM for the celebration of one of the most extraordinary wizards of all time, Harry Potter. Festivities will include black and white wizard-style portraiture, … Continue reading Teen Thursday
“I used to dream about a dress that had the colours of the medicine wheel: black, white, yellow, and red. I finally made one from some clearance clothes I found at the Sally Ann: I ripped out the stitches down to the original panels, cut out pieces from a McCall’s pattern I found at Value … Continue reading New & Noteworthy Book club discusses Johnny Appleseed
If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio Wow, this book was a wild ride! I was instantly drawn in by lovingly-created complex characters, and an intensely involving plot. It's hard to believe this is Rio's debut novel! It was a hard book to put down and kept me up til the wee hours of the … Continue reading What We’re Reading This Week
Give Me Your Hand By Megan Abbott: Megan Abbott's latest, Give Me Your Hand, uses the backdrop of the science field to look at the danger of ambition and secrets with two researchers reunited in competition for a research project under an esteemed scientist and a shared confidence severed their bond in high school. Megan … Continue reading New Releases 7/17
If BookPeople were a human, with all the necessary organs and appendages, Merrilee and her son Thomas would be it’s heart. For 24 years Merrilee has been part of the BookKid’s team and Thomas practically grew up in the bookstore--today they are recognized by our community as masters of literary knowledge (Merrilee can name picture … Continue reading Top Shelf July
Our booksellers are huge fans of Ottessa Moshfegh’s work, including her new novel, My Year of Rest and Relaxation. We find her work weird, funny, thought-provoking, and just downright cool. As Mat put it, “Moshfegh’s writing is like willfully being kicked in the throat… Her books are a lot like drugs, and I am hooked.” … Continue reading Q&A with Ottessa Moshfegh
AT BOOKPEOPLE TONIGHT Thursday, July 12 ~ 7 PM Author CARRIE FOUNTAIN speaking & signing I'm Not Missing "Carrie Fountain's YA novel is part plot-twisty thriller, part sweet romance, and perfect for summer reading "—Bustle, Best YA Book of July It's senior year, and Miranda Black's best friend, Syd, has run away—suddenly and inexplicably, leaving behind … Continue reading Teen Thursday!