This Thursday we are forgetting the old adage and judging books by their covers. The New York Times published an article yesterday on the revamping of classic novel covers in order to be more appealing to teen audiences. As with every topic of discussion there is of course plenty of controversy. What works and what … Continue reading Teen Thursday
Top Shelf in July: Coming to My Senses by Alyssa Harad Reviewed by: Danielle (Bookseller & Perfume Connoisseur) I've always had an unusually interactive relationship with my sense of smell. Sure, we all use our noses; but since I was a little girl, I was famous among my friends and family for my eager desire … Continue reading Top Shelf in July: COMING TO MY SENSES
We have plenty of fun summer activities for young readers this month. If you'd like to keep up with all of our BookKids news, subscribe to our monthly BookKids e-newsletter. We have all of our usual storytimes for your very young readers all summer long. ________________________________________________________ FIND WALDO LOCAL SCAVENGER HUNT! Waldo, our favorite red-white-and-blue … Continue reading What’s Happening in BookKids in July!
Today's list spans opium to orphans and everything in between. It's a good Tuesday for new releases! As always the blurbs are provided by the publishers. HARDCOVER FICTION Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker On a seemingly ordinary Saturday in a California suburb, Julia and her family awake to discover, along with the rest … Continue reading New Releases
Post & Q&A by Stephanya As a confessed Antiquarian and Orientalist, I have long harbored a fascination with opium. But outside of a few hurried paragraphs in hundred-year-old books or shadowy scenes in noir films, I have never found much to feed my fascination with the poppy. So when one of our publisher reps came … Continue reading BookPeople Q&A with Steven Martin, author of OPIUM FIEND
~Post by Julie W. On Friday night a couple of us swung over to East Side King at Liberty Bar in our continued quest to eat our way through John T. Edge's Truck Food Cookbook in preparation for his event here Wednesday, June 27, 7p. It was late. We were both hungry and thirsty. We … Continue reading Food Truckin’ with the Truck Food Cookbook: Night Moves at East Side King
~Post by Julie W. Our extensive bookseller experience has proven that there's really only one way to prepare for a visiting cookbook author, and that's to EAT. So with John T. Edge coming to the store next Wednesday, June 27, 7p to talk about The Truck Food Cookbook, we took advantage of this quite perfect … Continue reading Food Truckin’ with the Truck Food Cookbook
_____________________________________________ Attention! Attention! LAUREN KATE will be in store tonight for her new book in the Final series Rapture. We couldn't be more excited. Teen Press Corps will be on the scene! See you tonight June 21st at 7Pm! _____________________________________________ Rachel Harman's debut novel Seraphina had a great feature in Shelf Awareness this week. The … Continue reading Teen Thursday
Though I grew up in Texas, most of my summers were spent riding out the oppressive heat on the beach in a small town in Oregon. One of my favorite pastimes there was going to the local library and scoring an impossibly tall stack of books to devour, due back in a week. Even though … Continue reading Marie’s Summer Reading List
Hey kids! Waldo, our favorite red-white-and-blue wanderer, is heading out around the country this July to flaunt his independence and tour some of the special places that make America's communities so unique -- and even weird! And of course that means he's hitting Austin and daring you to find him as he visits some of … Continue reading Find in Waldo in Austin!