A roundup of the internet’s best literary news to make your Monday morning more tolerable. Kazuo Ishiguro, this year's recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature, delivered his banquet speech last night. You can read it here. An ambitious four-year-old set out to read 100 books in one day, just for kicks. Get the full … Continue reading Literary Links: Ishiguro’s banquet speech, the eccentric lives of children’s book authors and more
It's that time of year, y'all! The store is a-buzzin' with folks looking for the perfect gifts for their loved ones. We're thrilled to share with you the books and fun accompaniments we personally recommend to our customers for the young readers in their lives -- a few of these might even be on our … Continue reading Your BookKids Holiday Gift Guide!
EXCITING NEWS! Are you sitting down? Probably ... Who reads blogs standing up, right? Well, get your fangirl/fanboy hat on, because there's big news this week! John Green has announced that Turtles All The Way Down might very well be going all the way down ... to the movie theaters! That's right, it looks like … Continue reading Teen Thursday: Big news for John Green fans, Teen Press Corps updates and more!
The Art of Living by Epictetus: I've been describing this, in conversation, as "the world's oldest self-help book." That's almost certainly not accurate, but it sets the right mood. Born in 55 ce, Epictetus was enslaved for much of his life. Perhaps because of this, he was really into the idea that happiness comes from … Continue reading What We’re Reading This Week
The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden: Katherine Arden's debut novel The Bear and the Nightingale won over several of our booksellers and was a Trustfall pick last December. Her second book, The Girl in the Tower, is out today and already racking up rave reviews. While Arden's first book was much loved for … Continue reading New Releases: 12/5
A roundup of the internet's best literary news to make your Monday morning more tolerable. Paste Magazine says these are the 30 best book covers of 2017. Do you agree? Here's what Bill Gates read and loved this year. Spoiler: Eddie Izzard's autobiography makes the list. What's a Tête-bêche? Click here to find out. Check out … Continue reading Literary Links: Earthquake-proof bookshelves, what billionaires are reading and more
Winter Wonderland...ish. It's no surprise that it doesn't feel like winter in Austin. It's not like we'd know what to do if it did. But that's no reason not to cuddle up with your favorite winter-themed book and pretend it's snowing! Let It Snow: A Christmas Eve snowstorm transforms one small town into a romantic haven. … Continue reading Teen Thursday: Winter is coming…maybe.
Hanna divides her time between BookPeople and LUSH, the "fresh handmade cosmetics" company across the street. Below, she shares her favorite book and bath bomb pairings, just in time for the holidays! One of my absolute favorite ways to relax is by taking a hot bath and reading a good book. Because I work at … Continue reading Books & Bubbles: Pairings for every personality
Red Rising by Pierce Brown: I'm FINALLY reading the highly recommended Red Rising by Pierce Brown. Red Rising takes place on Mars, in a world where people are placed in castes of color. Our protagonist, Darrow, is the lowest color: a red. He spends his days mining Mars to make it habitable for the future generations … Continue reading What We’re Reading This Week
Veneto by Valeria Necchio: Food-writer, cook, and photographer Valeria Necchio shares the food and flavors at the heart of the Veneto region in North Eastern Italy. Veneto includes lovingly written recipes that capture the spirit of this beautiful and often unexplored region, and Valeria’s memories of the people and places that make the Veneto so … Continue reading New Releases 11/28