This week's installment of the BookPeople podcast is a punk-rockin' hoot. Earlier this month we hosted John Doe of Los Angeles-based punk band X presenting More Fun in the New World with filmmaker and contributor to the book, Bill Morgan. Picking up where Under the Big Black Sun left off, More Fun in the New World explores the years 1982 … Continue reading New Podcast featuring: John Doe of X!
Don't miss these amazing family-friendly events in August & September! Kids Book Club with Austin Allies! - Sat, Aug. 17th @ 12:30 PM We're thrilled to welcome special guest Samantha M. Clark to Kids book club! We'll be discussing her book, The Boy, the Boat, and the Beast and asking her all of our burning … Continue reading BookKids: Events & Highlights!
We're thrilled to share a review of Madeline Miller's Circe written by one of the newest members of the Teen Press Corps, Ava. This review was originally published in the TPC blog, where you can read thoughtful reviews, author interviews, & more from these Austin teen readers! When it comes to the recent publication of … Continue reading Teen Thursday: CIRCE Review from Teen Press Corps!
Here's a round up of the hottest new releases being published today (8/13)! Inland by Téa Obreht In her second novel, the bestselling author of The Tiger's Wife Téa Obreht spins a stunning tale of perseverance across an unforgettable landscape of magic and myth. In the lawless, drought-ridden lands of the Arizona Territory in 1893, … Continue reading New Release Tuesdays are the BEST Days!
Back in July we hosted Alex Espinoza for a reading and Q&A on Cruising: An Intimate History of a Radical Pastime. In Cruising, acclaimed author Alex Espinoza takes readers on an uncensored journey through the underground, to reveal the timeless art of cruising. Combining historical research and oral history with his own personal experience, Espinoza examines the … Continue reading New Podcast with Alex Espinoza
Our Kids buyer Meghan G. talks about our growing field trip program! This blog post was originally published in Publisher's Weekly. Last week, we had three preschool field trips in three days, which served as a really sweet end to our summer programming in the store. It’s true that summer’s not exactly over, but everything … Continue reading BookKids: Fun with Field Trips!
Some fall teen titles our booksellers are excited for... Sure, we're a teensy bit sad summer's coming to an end, but we're also DYING FOR THESE BOOKS TO HIT THE SHELVES! We're not the most patient of people. We're BookPeople! Pet by Akwaeke Emezi Akwaeke Emezi is coming to Texas Teen Book Festival this year, … Continue reading Teen Thursday: Fall Titles We’re Freaking Out Over!
Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino From breakout contributor at The New Yorker, Jia Tolentino, comes Trick Mirror: an essay collection that tackles the conflicts, contradictions, and sea changes that define us and our time. In nine entirely original essays, written with a rare combination of give and sharpness, wit and fearlessness, she delves into the … Continue reading New Releases 8/6
Last week we were joined by Lydia Slaby as she discussed Wait, It Gets Worse, her story of cancer recovery, piecing back together a floundering marriage and career, and finding her self-worth again. Alexis Jones joined Lydia in conversation. We've still got signed copies, too. Don't miss your chance to stop by the store or shop … Continue reading New Podcast with Lydia Slaby
In case you were asleep last week, the full author line-up for the 2019 Texas Teen Book Festival is now live! We're counting the days 'til October 12th, when we'll gather with a bunch of our closest *friends* to celebrate all things YA! This will be the 11th annual TTBF and it's the first at … Continue reading Teen Thursday: TTBF Author Line-up!