Here are a few new paperbacks hot off the presses today. Descriptions provided by the books' publishers. The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker A poignant and inspirational love story set in Burma, The Art of Hearing Heartbeats spans the decades between the 1950s and the present. When a successful New York lawyer … Continue reading New Paperback Releases
Sing it with me now... All you need is LOVE. Bah Dah Dah Dah Da! All you need is LOVE! In just a couple of days, the latest collection from StoryCorps founder Dave Isay hits shelves nationwide. All There Is: Love Stories from StoryCorps is a collection of sweet, sometimes bittersweet, heart-warming, sometimes heart-wrenching, true … Continue reading Share Your Love Story
We just had a wonderful meeting here with local groups who will be organizing their members to act as Givers on World Book Night. It was so encouraging to see the rapid fire exchange of ideas as the groups figured out who would work to provide books for which shelter, which children's program, which school-in-need, … Continue reading Two Days Left to Sign Up for World Book Night!
Favorite piece of book news this week: Stephen Colbert interviewed Maurice Sendak. Here's Part 1. And Part 2. Watch it. You will not be sorry. The late Johnny Ramone's autobiography is coming this spring from Abram's. Winners of the Caldecott, Newbery and other children's book awards were announced this week. PW spoke to winners Jack … Continue reading As the Book World Turns…
For the last couple of week, Austinites have been coming in to share their stories of heartbreak on our Break Up Wall. Tomorrow at 7:30pm, Daniel Handler & Maira Kalman will be here to speak and sign their new book, Why We Broke Up, which is the inspiration for the wall. If you haven't yet, … Continue reading Have You Shared Your Break Up Story Yet?
Scott's been telling anyone who will listen about RJ Ellory, a bestselling British crime thriller writer who is making his way here to the states to tour his latest book available this side of the pond, A Quiet Vendetta. Here Scott gives a little background on Ellory and the new book: If his style seems … Continue reading The British Are Coming! Or One of Them, at Least.
THIS JUST IN: Monday, March 5th, 7p Michael Ian Black will be here at BookPeople to speak & sign his forthcoming collection of essays, You're Not Doing It Right: Tales of Marriage, Sex, Death and Other Humiliations. Further details to come. Make it your beeswax to be there, Austin.
Joe Marty Feldman: The Biography of a Comedy Legend by Robert Ross Marty Feldman is the funniest man who ever walked the earth. As a wee lad watching Young Frankenstein and his other movies, I wanted to be Marty Feldman when I grew up. Everything I am today is based on him. When I saw … Continue reading What We’re Reading This Week
Saturday night we had the great privilege (and straight up joy) of hosting Vlogbrothers John and Hank Green while they're on their nationwide Tour de Nerdfighting to promote John's new (NYT #1 bestselling!) book The Fault In Our Stars. Here's a little video we put together from the event. I'll warn you in advance to … Continue reading Am I Too Old to Be a Nerdfighter?
~Post by Brian C. You may have heard about the European expiry of the Copyright on the work of James Joyce. And if you’re anything like me, you got real excited. For too many years Stephen Joyce has held tight to a legacy that isn’t really his. Copyright Law isn’t meant to allow people to … Continue reading Joyce in Space: James Joyce’s Use of Words Beginning with ‘A’ and their Connections to PostModern NonEdible Vegetables