We're nearing the end of Banned Books Week (tomorrow is officially the last day.) If you haven't checked out the Virtual Read Out happening worldwide yet, take a look. Since we'll be busy with the Austin Teen Book Festival tomorrow at the Palmer Events Center and won't be able to post, we're going to make … Continue reading Read Banned Books!
I cannot wait. The others booksellers cannot wait. Our teen interns cannot wait. This is going to be an amazing book festival. One of the amazing authors coming is Gabrielle Zevin. Here's what one of our teens thought about her latest book: "It's 2083. A time where our current society had drastically, yet realistically, changed … Continue reading Teen Book Festival In Only 2 Days!!
So our friends at Ecco have seen fit to give Anthony Bourdain his own line of books. Good for him and good for us. Bourdain, for all his antisocial commentary, has always been able to put his finger on what people like. It’s not difficult to imagine that he’ll successfully find books that people want … Continue reading A Bookseller Can Dream, Can’t He?
It’s Banned Books Week, the week when we celebrate our freedom to read by remembering those books which have been banned, censored and challenged over the years. Folks from around the world have been uploading videos of themselves reading excerpts from banned books to this Youtube channel, where a worldwide Virtual Read Out is in full swing. You can send … Continue reading Read a Banned Book: ‘Of Mice and Men’
Whether or not the mustache will be joining John Hodgman when he is here in our store on Tuesday, November 8th, 7p is unconfirmed. Ditto for the dinosaur ferret bones. What has been confirmed is that tickets for this event will go on sale Tuesday, November 1, the same day Hodgman's new book, That Is … Continue reading Look at These Photos of John Hodgman
It’s Banned Books Week, the week when we celebrate our freedom to read by remembering those books which have been banned, censored and challenged over the years. We’re highlighting a banned book a day here on the blog. If you’d like to participate in BBW, send us a video of yourself reading an excerpt from a banned book … Continue reading Read a Banned Book: ‘Where the Sidewalk Ends’
John Sandford is a heavy hitter in the world of Crime Fiction, having published thirty-one novels under this pseudonym (his real name is John Roswell Camp, Pulitzer-Prize winnning journalist), all of which have hit the New York Times bestseller list. MysteryPeople will welcome John Sandford to speak about his latest thriller, Shock Wave, on Tuesday, … Continue reading MysteryPeople’s Scott M. Gets Us Into ‘Shock Wave’
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. To … Continue reading Pen Fatales: Four YA Authors Ensnare Readers in Bonds of Book-Love at ATBF
The Murakami Project: Each week leading up to October 25th, the on-sale date of Haruki Murakami’s long-awaited 1Q84 in its English translation, a different BookPerson will review one of Murakami’s previous titles. Folks who haven’t read Murakami yet can familiarize themselves with what the book world will be buzzing about come October (and maybe discover … Continue reading The Murakami Project: Kester Reviews ‘The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle’
On sale today! All blurbs come from the books' publishers! HARDCOVER FICTION Barbarian Nurseries by Hector Tobar Araceli is the live-in maid in the Torres-Thompson household. She has been responsible strictly for the cooking and cleaning, but the recession has hit, and suddenly Araceli is the last Mexican standing. The financial pressure is causing the … Continue reading New Releases