On Friday, January 1st, 2010 come into BookPeople for a sweet deal on almost everything in the store! To thank our loyal customers and friends in the community, we're offering 20% on most items.
First Night Austin is raffling off a custom-painted Vespa (now on display on our second floor) to benefit Austin's downtown New Year's Eve celebration. For $25, you can buy a chance to win the scooter (provided by Vespa Austin), which is decorated by artist Sheri Mays and autographed by director Richard Linklater.
Still looking for that perfect gift? The clock is ticking. Luckily, we asked a few Austin-area authors for their holiday shopping suggestions:
After a woefully inadequate first shipment, we finally have plenty of R. Crumb's new book, an illustrated version of the The Book of Genesis. In his unmistakable style, Crumb delves into the first book of the bible with a humanistic grit and a startlingly sharp attention to detail. The text is taken directly from the King James Version and Robert Alter's translation of The Five Books of Moses.
It's no secret. Frank Warren, creator and master blogger behind the PostSecret project, will be at BookPeople this Saturday, December 12th at 3 PM. Warren will be dishing the dirt on his new book, PostSecret: Confessions on Life, Death and God, the newest installment of anonymous confessions sent to Frank and Co.
Attention all hopeful Hemingways, could-be Carvers and wanna-be Weltys: the annual Austin Chronicle short story contest's deadline is approaching quickly. Stories must be post marked by December 15th in order to be eligible.
Ree Drummond, the 'Pioneer Woman', as she is affectionately known on the internet, will be bringing her down-home homemaking tips to BookPeople this Thursday, December 3rd at 7 PM.