The Austin Teen Book Festival, taking place on October 1st, 2011 10am - 5pm at the Palmer Events Center, is a FREE festival with the mission of connecting teens with authors of books for teens. Panels of authors will discuss a wide variety of topics, sign their books, and celebrate all things teen fiction. … Continue reading Suspenseful, Sensual & Spooktacular: Cynthia Leitich Smith on the Austin Teen Book Festival
Simon Garfield, author of the new book Just My Type: A Book About Fonts, which asks the age-old question What does your favorite font say about YOU? analyzed the BookPeople logo and told us what our font says about us: “A maverick font for a maverick store. The BookPeople sign is a big, … Continue reading We’re Mavericks. In a Good Way.
We're big Shel Silverstein fans around here, so we're really looking forward to Everything On It, the brand new collection of never-before-published Silverstein poems and illustrations that goes on sale next month (September 20th - such a long wait!) Indeed, we are impatient to read this book, so impatient that we've been digging back through … Continue reading BookPeople Reads Shel Silverstein
Our friends over at the O'Henry Museum are offering are pretty cool workshop this fall called the Short Story Master Class. Check out the blurb: "The Short Story Master Class, hosted by the O. Henry Museum, invites you to workshop an idea into a fully realized story under the tutelage of S. Kirk Walsh during … Continue reading Hey, Writers!
Our event with Decemberists' frontman Colin Meloy and illustrator Carson Ellis just got better - we're raffling off a signed broadside of one of the illustrations of the book (signed by Colin and Carson, of course) AND first spot in the signing line at their event here Wednesday, September 21, 7p. To be entered in … Continue reading Wildwood Raffle!
Here's what you can buy today that you couldn't buy yesterday. Blurbs courtesy of the books' publishers: HARDCOVER FICTION We the Animals by Justin Torres Justin Torres will be here at BookPeople speaking and signing We the Animals on Tuesday, October 25th, 7p. In this highly anticipated novella, three brothers tear their way through childhood— … Continue reading New Releases
Ansley Death by a Thousand Cuts: The Fight Over Taxing Inherited Wealth by Michael J. Graetz "I have to read this for school. It's about the estate tax. It's not as boring as it sounds, even though it's about taxes. I find it fascinating." For further reading, see: The Pale King by DFW. ____________________________ … Continue reading What We’re Reading This Week
~Post by MysteryPeople Crime Fiction Coordinator Scott M. GEORGE PELECANOS is one of those crime fiction writers other writers love to read. His sharp dialogue, rich characterization, and social awareness put the full potential of the genre on display. He's used his hometown of Washington DC to look at the working class and their struggles. … Continue reading MysteryPeople Q&A with George Pelecanos
The C.I.A. is demanding cuts in the memoir of a former FBI agent who wrote about the September 11 attacks. The Decemberists released their new video which recreates the famous Eschaton scene from DFW's Infinite Jest. So now we know what to ask lead singer Colin Meloy when here's here on 9/21 - do you … Continue reading As the Book World Turns….