Happy Friday! We've got a new podcast up! We recently had Tim Johnston in the store talking about his newest novel The Current. Tim is the author of the New York Times bestseller Descent, as well as a young adult novel, Never So Green, and the story collection Irish Girl, winner of the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction. In … Continue reading Podcast with Tim Johnston
Inspired by the new year, we’ve set new goals for ourselves! Reading goals, that is. Over the next few months, our booksellers will share their own personal journeys to achieve their reading goals. Below, Kids bookseller & event host Savannah tells us about her own personal resolution to read at least 4 books per month! … Continue reading BookKids: Resolutions to Becoming a Joyful Nerd
UPCOMING EVENT The Great Unknowable End by Kathryn Ormsbee From the author of Tash Hearts Tolstoy comes a funny, moving novel about the lengths we’ll go to make dreams our dreams come true that’s perfect for fans of Shaun David Hutchinson and Rainbow Rowell. Slater, Kansas, is a small town where not much seems to … Continue reading Teen Thursday
Emma by Jane Austin It's been about a decade since I've read Emma and being reintroduced to this world has been so refreshing. Reading this classic romance as a grown woman rather than a hormone addled 12 year old gives me a different approach to Emma. I'm now able to see the interesting dynamic that … Continue reading What We’re Reading Wednesday
Job title: Bookfair Assistant Description: BookPeople Bookfairs is now accepting part time (or full time) applications for a bookfair assistant to help with logistics and delivery in our growing school bookfair department. Core responsibilities will include preparing books for bookfair events, delivering books to schools and picking them up, assisting with publisher returns, and interacting … Continue reading We’re hiring a bookfair assistant!
This Book Is Spineless By Lindsay Leslie: In This Book Is Spineless, the reader and book navigate the contents together, becoming friends as the book becomes braver with every page turn. It incorporates the five senses, multiple literary genres, and various book parts, with the relationship between book and reader bringing everything together. Does it … Continue reading New Releases 2/19
Sam Lipsyte is the author of the story collections Venus Drive and The Fun Parts and four novels: Hark, The Ask, The Subject Steve, and Home Land, which was a New York Times Notable Book and received the first annual Believer Book Award. He is also the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship. Sam was in the store last week for an event with his newest novel, Hark, which … Continue reading New Podcast: Sam Lipsyte
We love hearing from different community voices about what a Modern First Library means to them! Today, author Varsha Bajaj talks about the value of building a diverse first library for young readers. Explore more from the series here. Your child’s first library hopefully has many picture books with stunning art and magical words. Books are … Continue reading Modern First Library: Creating Lifelong Readers by Varsha Bajaj
TOMORROW NIGHT! IT'S FINALLY TIME!!!! ANGIE THOMAS WILL BE AT FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH TOMORROW NIGHT AT 7 PM! DON'T MISS HER! AND DON'T FORGET TO SNAG YOUR COPY OF ON THE COME UP NOW! NEW TEEN FANTASY Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard Susan Dennard's New York Times bestselling, young adult epic fantasy Witchlands series continues … Continue reading Teen Thursday: On The Come Up!
King of Scars By Leigh Bardugo: "little red bird, every day you choose the work of living." Let's be honest, by now, no one is surprised that Leigh Bardugo writes an incredible novel, but King of Scars was the book I needed to read right now. Conflicts among Ravka, Fjerda, and Shu Han are coming to a … Continue reading What We’re reading Wednesday