Teen Book Festival In Only 2 Days!!

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!!

Read a Banned Book: ‘Of Mice and Men’

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’

Read a Banned Book: ‘Where the Sidewalk Ends’

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’

MysteryPeople’s Scott M. Gets Us Into ‘Shock Wave’

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’

Pen Fatales: Four YA Authors Ensnare Readers in Bonds of Book-Love at ATBF

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: Kester Reviews ‘The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle’

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’