The Lost Coast by Amy Rose CapettaThis book blew me away. The deftness of Capetta's writing pulls off what in another author's hands would come off as cheap or silly. I was particularly drawn to the representation of the landscapes' flora and fauna as characters just as important as the humans. This transhumanism invokes such … Continue reading What We’re Reading 11/13
BookFriends, the cold is settling in on Central Texas, but our new releases keep coming and they're keeping us cozy while inside the store. This week we've got a few titles celebrating some icons we've lost in recent years, some stellar non-fiction, and a special treat for Michael Crichton fans! Read along for more! Carrie … Continue reading Brace for Cold Weather with ~HOT~ New Releases!
Last month we had the pleasure of hosting Ryan Holiday, bestselling author of Ego is the Enemy and The Obstacle is the Way, for a presentation on his new book, Stillness is the Key -- a title that offers a simple but inspiring antidote to the stress of 24/7 news and social media. Holiday spoke at length about … Continue reading Ryan Holiday on the BookPeople Podcast!
This was originally published in Publisher's Weekly. At the beginning of Tuesday night’s Wrecking Ball release event, Jeff Kinney said that after 14 years of straightforward tours, he wanted to mix it up—and that’s exactly what he did. The show pulled out all the stops and more—raising the bar for interactive, kid-oriented fun that rewards longtime super-fans … Continue reading BookKids: Letting Kids Be Kids: A ‘Wrecking Ball’ Event for the Ages
How We Fight For Our Lives by Saeed JonesSaeed Jones brings forth a daunting recollection of his journey towards individuality and self-acceptance. These, at times poignant, vignettes had me wanting to reach through the pages and give Saeed the embrace that I knew we both needed.I will admit I was not aware of his existence … Continue reading What We’re Reading 11/6
It's the first new release day of November and we're stoked to present you some buzzy books that have us talkin,' a few event books, and titles that you'll want to grab for the holidays (Signed First Editions make great gifts, am I right??) ! Read on for more! The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern Erin … Continue reading New Release November!!
Last week we had the pleasure of hosting New York Times bestselling author of A Dog's Purpose and, most recently, A Dog's Promise, W. Bruce Cameron. Joined by a few furry friends in the audience, Cameron stopped by to read from and sign his newest book. In it, the adventures of Bailey, the lovable pup from previous entries in … Continue reading W. Bruce Cameron on the BookPeople Podcast
We’re thrilled to host Austin author Cate Berry this Sunday, November 3rd at 2 PM to celebrate her second picture book, Chicken Break! Mark your calendars and check out our Q&A with Cate below! BookPeople: OK, obvious first question: What came first, the chicken or the egg? Cate Berry: Chicken! No, egg! The egg would … Continue reading BookKids: Q&A with Cate Berry!
Happy Halloween, friends! We have some spooky recommendations for you-- for tonight, sure, and for the rest of this dark and mysterious season... check 'em out below! Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand "It was stuck in a state of collapse, this pit - a tiny, organ-shaped singularity, sucking down the bleeding ravaged bits of who … Continue reading Teen Thursday: Books To Keep You Up At Night…
Happy Halloween, y'all! Here are some of our favorite spooky reads to get into the spirit: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis StevensonWith Halloween just around the corner, it’s time to give this unsettling classic another read. The upright, respectable Dr. Jekyll finds himself helpless in the face of temptation of a baser, … Continue reading What We’re Reading 10/30 ~Spooky Edition~