Pride recommendations from our booksellers and TPC for today's Teen Thursday! IT'S PRIDE, Y'ALL! June celebrates LGBTQ+ history and in honor of that, our booksellers are recommending some of their fave books that feature or center queer characters and their experiences. From lighthearted romance to swashbuckling adventure and magical realism, we have a little bit … Continue reading Teen Thursday: Pride Edition!
Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson A perfect Summer read if you don't have the attention span for epic stories! As someone who deals with ADHD & PTSD, I have quirks where social norms are not in the cards for me. Furiously Happy is a fantastic book that brings humor for those who struggle with mental … Continue reading What We’re Reading
Fleishman Is In Trouble By Taffy Brodesser-Akner: Dr. Toby Fleishman wakes up each morning surrounded by women. Women who are self-actualized and independent and know what they want—and, against all odds, what they want is Toby. Who knew what kind of life awaited him once he finally extracted himself from his nightmare of a marriage? … Continue reading New Releases 6/18
We were so excited to host debut author Casey McQuiston a few weeks ago. McQuiston grew up in the swamps of Southern Louisiana, where she cultivated an abiding love for honey butter biscuits and stories with big, beating hearts. She studied journalism and worked in magazine publishing for years before returning to her first love: … Continue reading New Podcast: Casey McQuiston
Kids booksellers share some of their recommendations to celebrate Pride Month! It's Pride, y'all! We kicked off the month with a wonderful, music-filled Drag Storytime and we've been walking on air ever since! A huge shout-out to the performers who dazzled our guests with their outfits, dancing, and reading: Papi Churro, Channing Ate'em, Mad Max, … Continue reading BookKids: Reading with Pride!
Recursion by Blake Crouch Imagine waking up one day with a set of vivid memories from a life you are not currently living. Would it drive you into madness, or would you just shrug it off as a strange occurrence? In this book we enter an alternate world in our current timeline where the disease … Continue reading What We’re Reading 6/12
Places and Names By Elliot Ackerman: At once an intensely personal book about the terrible lure of combat and a brilliant meditation on the larger meaning of the past two decades of strife for America, the region and the world, Places and Names bids fair to take its place among our greatest books about modern … Continue reading New Releases 6/11
The literary community lost one of its great voices early last week with the passing of Pulitzer Prize-winner Tony Horwitz. We were fortunate to recently have Horwitz in the store for an event with his newest book, Spying on the South. Set in the 1850s, it tells the story of the young Frederick Law Olmsted, … Continue reading New Podcast: Tony Horwitz
Eugenia sat down to chat with YA author Sarah Dessen on the release day of her 14th novel, The Rest of the Story. Dessen kicked off her tour at BookPeople to a packed house of adoring fans. We have a limited number of signed copies left, so get yours while you can! Eugenia Vela: Congratulations … Continue reading Teen Thursday: Q&A with Sarah Dessen
Normal People By Sally Rooney: Sally Rooney's writing made me feel like I was 20 years old again. It took me back to those days of love and lust and stupid misunderstandings, the first time you're out in the world on your own, confused as hell-- I could feel it all again, as vividly as … Continue reading What We’re Reading 6/5