If you're a fan of philosophical literature, or if you're just interested in what those cheese-eating surrender monkeys across the pond are reading, The Elegance of the Hedgehog should be next on your 'to read' list. Now available in English, French philosophy professor Muriel Barbery's book has already been a bestseller all over Europe since … Continue reading Allison L. recommends…
Alison sent me an interesting link today. In light of our upcoming Banned Books Celebration, I thought I would post it here and ask for your input. What do you guys think? We'd love to hear your point of view, so please comment and let us know! Hmmm... Posted by Laurie
Our good friends over at the Austin Chronicle have written a splendid article on the upcoming celebrations for Banned Books Week. Click the image below to check it out: Posted by Laurie
Earlier this year, the marketing staff here at the store traveled to sunny Los Angeles for BEA – an annual conference for booksellers, publishers and distributors. Among the amazing people we got to meet (hello, George Hamilton!), I had the great fortune to meet the legendary Salman Rushdie. And by “meet” I mean I threaded … Continue reading Laurie recommends….
Chances are, you've already heard something about The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. If you haven't picked it up yet, it's really worth your time. This charming little epistolary novel centers around writer Juliet Ashton, a London humorist who gained popularity at the end of World War II for making people laugh in … Continue reading Allison L recommends…
While I wish that everyone loved books enough to drop $25 on a hardcover, I realize that many of you will only give a book a chance once it hits in paperback. So, when one of my favorite books of 2007 had its paperback release this past Tuesday, I jumped at the chance to feature … Continue reading The Year of Living Biblically
As a graduate of TCU's Schieffer School of Journalism, I know a lot about Bob Schieffer. Chances are you do too. He's been on CBS News for over 45 years, won 6 Emmy Awards, won a Broadcaster of the Year Award, hosted the CBS Evening News before Katie Couric and has hosted Face the Nation … Continue reading BookPeople Faces the Nation with Bob Schieffer
The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff. Every week I like to check out the book reviews in People magazine. I never read the reviews. I like to see what books are getting talked about and how many stars the critics give them, but I never read the actual review. I am the kind of person … Continue reading Cassie recommends….
The short list of nominees for the Man Booker Award was announced yesterday and while I am still bitter about the amazing debut novel, Netherland, being omitted there are still some incredible books on the list - a few of which have long been BookPeople staff favorites. The nominees are: The Northern Clemency by Philip … Continue reading Man Booker Prize Short List Announced
Last night I was talking to my aunt & cousin (two of my very favorite people on earth) about nothing in particular when the subject of books came up. Okay, it didn't just come up, I brought it up. Which is something I love to do in general, but especially when I am reading something … Continue reading What do YOU recommend?