The ever-mysterious Lemony Snicket has revealed the cover of the second book in his latest series, When Did You See Her Last?: All the Wrong Questions, Book 2. Who is the girl in the laboratory? Was she kidnapped? A runaway? Is it any of your business? We may not know for quite some time. The … Continue reading Cover Reveal: WHEN DID YOU SEE HER LAST?
This Saturday, March 2 marks the 109th birthday of Dr. Seuss. We're celebrating 109 years of cats in hats and foxes in socks(es) with a Seusstastical storytime! Put on your most impressive hat and join us in the children's amphitheater at 11:30am when we'll read some of our favorite Dr. Seuss stories. Of course there … Continue reading A Seusstastical Celebration!
This is a most momentous occasion, because tomorrow March 1 Ruta Sepetys will be here! Ruta Sepetys, bestselling author of Between Shades of Gray, is back with another YA master piece, Out of the Easy. Our staff has loved this book, and we know plenty of you have too. Check out what Consuelo (our assistant … Continue reading Teen Thursday
What with the bag ban set to take effect in Austin on March 1st, this seemed like a great time to show off some of the fine tote bags we have hangin' around BookPeople. In addition to the beautiful blue bags bearing the good old BookPeople logo available at our registers, we also have these … Continue reading Tote Bag Round-Up
Top Shelf in March: Vampires in the Lemon Grove by Karen Russell Reviewed by Liz (Car Dancin' Queen) Wyckoff I’ve been in love with Karen Russell since the publication of her first short story collection, St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves, in 2008. The incredible title story of that book follows a group … Continue reading Top Shelf in March: VAMPIRES IN THE LEMON GROVE
Happy Tuesday to all and to all a good day! Let's celebrate today with some New Releases. As always the book's blurbs are provided by their publishers. HARDCOVER FICTION Benediction by Kent Haruf Bracing, sad and deeply illuminating, Benediction captures the fullness of life by representing every stage of it, including its extinction, as well … Continue reading New Releases
~post by Julie W. I don't often beg, but please, please, read Benediction. Everyone should know Kent Haruf. The emotional power he packs into deceptively simple sentences left me crying into cocktail napkins on a crowded airplane as I tore through the end of this wonderful novel. If you read Plainsong then you know what I'm talking … Continue reading Read this book: BENEDICTION by Kent Haruf
~ Post by Marie. Original Artwork by Alex Rosental “Mawage. Mawage is what bwings us togeva, today.” This is perhaps one of my favorite movie quotes of all time. So much so that I requested my best friend and maid of honor to consider incorporating it into her toast at my wedding, maybe, if she … Continue reading Sci Friday: Mawage is What Brings Us Togeva. And also, THE PRINCESS BRIDE.
Only a few more days until Timmy Failure is introduced to the world! We're honored to host the national launch event for this funny new book from acclaimed Pearls Before Swine cartoonist Stephan Pastis. If you or a young reader you know is a fan of Diary of a Wimpy Kid or Big Nate, you must meet … Continue reading It’s Almost Time for TIMMY FAILURE!
Hillary-Anne recommends The Feminist Ryan Gosling.