Part-time bookseller, Meike, shares with us a review of one of today's hot new releases — Kathy Valentine's All I Ever Wanted, a memoir of growing up, the Texas music scene, and playing bass for 80's pop-rock group, The Go-Go's. In the fall of 1982 I started my first semester of college. It was a heady time … Continue reading Meike Reviews ‘All I Ever Wanted’
Get to know Christine H., our part-time bookseller and in-store accounting assistant. She joins us on the blog today to tell us a little about herself and the songs that have defined her life's journey! My name is Christine Havens; I’ve been at BookPeople since September 2015 and currently work on Saturdays as a bookseller. … Continue reading Get To Know A Bookseller: Christine H.
Like many of you, our Children's Book Buyer Meghan is spending a little more time than usual at home with her family. So we thought it would be useful-- and even, dare we say, fun?-- to have her try out some activities and share her recommendations for y'all to keep kiddos engaged and busy at … Continue reading BookKids: Homeschooling Recommendation of the Week!
Mass social distancing has us sitting on our respective couches and beds wondering what we're going to do now that we've got all this time on our hands. Fortunately, we've taken this question into consideration and have drafted up several reading lists just for you. Yesterday's list packed the giggles — today, we're hoping to … Continue reading Chicken Soup for the Reader’s Soul
Looking for the perfect puzzle for your whole family? Meghan G. tried a few with her kids this week! We have these puzzles in stock at the store, and you can order online via the link in the blog. Enjoy! Looking for something to entertain your stir-crazy kids? Me too! Luckily, we are a family … Continue reading BookKids: A Great Time to Start a New Puzzle!
Hey friends! We're all looking for a laugh right now, so we rounded up some of our booksellers' go-to funny reads. Every title is linked to our website, where you can get free shipping thru 3/22. You can also call us at 512-472-5050 for curbside pick-up, or to chat with a bookseller for other funny … Continue reading Keeping it Light with Funny Reads!
Hello, Austin book community! This week has brought with it many changes. Health and safety concerns ahve already affected our lives in so many ways — school and work being disrupted, social events being cancelled, the words social distancing being added to our vocabularies. Here at the store, we also have some changes happening. BookPeople's doors … Continue reading What We’re Reading 3/18
The past few days have presented us with some trying times, but if there's one thing a reader knows it's that one can find solace in a good book (or two). New releases this week include a piece of escapist fantasy, a few mystery thrillers, a read for the budding artist, and more! Read on … Continue reading New Releases, OR, Social Distancing Made Easy
Check out Meike's review for Harlan Coben's latest, The Boy From the Woods. A little over 20 years ago, two hikers discovered a young boy foraging in New Jersey’s Ramapo Mountain State Forest. Despite the authorities’ exhaustive search for the boy’s family, no one ever came forward to claim him so he entered the foster system. … Continue reading Meike Reviews Harlan Coben’s ‘The Boy from the Woods’
Hey everyone! My name is Eugenia and as part of my job here at BookPeople I get to do all sorts of fun things-- from booking author events to coming up with storytimes and hosting field trips-- and one of the coolest parts of my job here is coordinating BookPeople's Teen Press Corps. The TPC … Continue reading Teen Thursday: TPC Interviews Marissa Meyer on the BookPeople Podcast!