The events we co-sponsor with Edible Austin magazine are always fabulous affairs. Editor Marla Camp goes the extra mile to bring together as many local chefs, food and drink purveyors, and terrific authors (both local and national) as she can. This time, she and the Edible staff have really outdone themselves. This Monday, April 2 … Continue reading A Taste of Texas & Tales of Tuscany
Every judge weighed in, and in the end, honors when to The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt. Woo hoo! None of us picked it to win, but plenty of us loved reading this book and highly recommend it. It was one of Hoyt's Top 5 Reads of 2011. Glad to see it go home with … Continue reading Tournament of Books Winner!!!!
Big congratulations to The Book Stall at Chestnut Court in Winnetka, Illinois! They've been named Publisher's Weekly's Bookstore of the Year! They have an impressive events roster this season - Madeline Albright, Anna Quindlen, you can catch Jacquline Winspear there this Monday. Next time you're in Winnetka, make sure to stop by.
While perusing the New Arrivals shelves down in teen today, I came across four books that I want to read but somehow haven't yet. All of them just came out this month, and they can be loosely divided into 2 categories: Mystery & Fantasy. They are: Ripper By Stefan Petrucha Set in turn of the … Continue reading What I Want to Be Reading
This time I have a solid excuse for being late with our Tournament of Books update: the brackets have disappeared. Where once hung our ToB picks now hang bookmarks we're all meant to be judging for our 2012 BookMark Contest. So I can't tell you where anyone stands. But I can tell you what's been … Continue reading Tournament of Books
In The Wilder Life, author Wendy McClure chronicles her pursuit of the "Laura experience", living the life Laura Ingalls Wilder writes about in her classic Little House on the Prairie books. Inspired by tales of McClure's attempts at churning butter in her apartment, and excited to welcome her here to the store on Monday, April … Continue reading Living the Wilder Life
Next Wednesday, April 4 at 9:30am the Austin Independent Business Alliance will launch their Local Business Manifesto at a press conference on our third floor. The result of a year of research and analysis, The Manifesto outlines three goals of locally-owned businesses as well as programs to achieve those goals. From the AIBA's press release: … Continue reading AIBA Launches Local Business Manifesto
We love you, Amy. Let's all make cheese logs and seashell toilet seat covers in her honor today.
I loved this book. I loved it very much. And I'm not the only one on staff who did. Here is our review by Wil Barbour, our Inventory Manager for BookKids and the Teen Section: When I first started to read the new young adult novel Grave Mercy: His Fair Assassin by Robin Lafevers, I … Continue reading Top Shelf for April: Grave Mercy
Book: Honey Badger Don't Care: Randall's Guide to Crazy, Nastyass Animals Reviewed by: Julie First of all, if you haven't watched the famous Honeybadger video, do so now: Okay, now we can talk. How do you take a viral YouTube video and turn it into a successful book? Marcel the Shell did it (with beautiful … Continue reading Honey Badger Don’t Care – But Randall Does