The Welch kids had a traumatic childhood, to say the least. After losing their father in a tragic car accident, their mother to uterine cancer three years later, and the family property to bankruptcy, the four siblings were seperated. Amanda, the oldest, headed to New York City where she became engrossed in the drug scene of the mid-80's.
Mary Karr, best-selling author of Liar's Club and Cherry will be in-store tonight (Nov. 12th) at 7 PM to discuss and sign copies of her new memoir Lit.
ohn Krasinski (better known as Jim Halpert on THE OFFICE) will be in Austin this weekend to promote his new movie and directorial debut, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men. The movie is based on the book of short stories by influential and recently deceased author David Foster Wallace.
It's never too early to start hating the holiday season: crowds at the mall, un-knotting massive tangles of Christmas lights, eggnog hangovers and waking up next to a naked, old, french Santa. Wait, that last one hasn't happened to you? Apparently that last memory is a gift solely reserved for author Augusten Burroughs who writes … Continue reading Augusten Burroughs at BookPeople this Monday @ 7 PM
The always reliable lit critics at NPR have unveiled a new feature, What We're Reading, which reviews new fiction and non-fiction that they find particularly interesting or notable.
One of my favorite things about working at BookPeople is getting to meet authors and have them sign my books. As a book collector (hoarder?), I collect first editions and especially signed first editions. Right now we have a LOT of signed books in stock, for you fellow collectors out there. These not only make … Continue reading Signed Books