Here's what's on sale this week, including a couple of titles recommended by Raul, one of our Inventory Managers, who wants to make sure you don't miss these good books in the wave of bigger-budget titles. (Blurbs taken from publisher descriptions.) ______________________________ HARDCOVER FICTION Dreams of Joy by Lisa See New York Times bestselling author … Continue reading New Releases
Clint - Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention by Manning Marable "This is a brilliantly researched study of one of the most iconic figures in twentieth century African American history. ____________________________________________ Jenn - Enough About Love by Herve le Tellier "This starts off as a pretty typical love story about two couples, but … Continue reading What We’re Reading This Week
Tomorrow at 12pm MysteryPeople, BookPeople's mystery-bookstore-within-a-bookstore, is hosting a big release party for Austin mystery novelist Janice Hamrick. Her debut novel, Death on Tour, won the 2010 Mystery Writers of America/St. Martin's First Crime Novel contest. Here's Scott, MysteryPeople's Crime Fiction Coordinator, talking about Death on Tour. Come on down tomorrow afternoon and join us … Continue reading Release Party: Janice Hamrick, ‘Death On Tour’
The big news this week is of course BEA, where the book world is spinning on its axis like a globe in the hands of a bookseller who just did his fifth shot of espresso on the closing shift. The whoosh sounds something like this: TheNightCircus-WetheAnimals-StateofWonder-GotheF*** toSleep-TheMarriagePlot. Here's what happened outside the Javits Center this … Continue reading As the Book World Turns….
By all reports, the Big Book at this year's BEA was The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. Our Adult Book Buyer, Elizabeth, who was lucky enough to meet Erin this week, recently read The Night Circus and had this to say about it: "Erin Morgenstern's debut is cinematic and intoxicating. Taking place in a magical … Continue reading BEA Bonus: Erin Morgenstern and ‘The Night Circus’
This week a group of BookPeople put on their city boots and headed out to the Big Apple for the publishing industry's big annual conference/party/let's see how many authors we can spot in one day challenge, Book Expo America. This is where the publishers show off all of the books they're publishing in the next … Continue reading BookPeople Goes to BEA
Here's what's on sale this week (blurbs courtesy of the books' publishers): HARDCOVER FICTION Remember Ben Clayton by Stephen Harrigan From the author of the acclaimed best seller The Gates of the Alamo. Remember Ben Clayton vividly depicts a rich swath of American history, from the days when the Comanches ruled the Southern plains to … Continue reading New Releases
Nobody knows mystery and crime fiction better than Scott Montgomery, Crime Fiction Coordinator for MysteryPeople, our mystery bookstore-within-a-bookstore. Nobody. Each month, Scott picks the latest mystery he can's stop talking about and makes it the MysteryPeople Pick of the Month. Here he is talking about this month's pick, Black Orchid Blues by Persia Walker.
I love short stories. I love having a complete plot arc that I can read in one short sitting. One of my favorite types of books is the anthology. And as Julie has mentioned before, this is National Short Story Month. So, for this Teen Thursday I thought we could give away five teen short … Continue reading Teen Short Story Drawing
We don't often talk about the kids' section here on the BookPeople blog since they have their own blog over at BookPeople Kids. However, they have so many cool things happening this summer that we thought we should take a moment to share a few things that are going on: The Alligator Society As a … Continue reading What’s Happening in BookPeople’s Kids’ Department