Top Shelf in April: The Drunken Botanist by Amy Stewart Reviewed by: Joe T. Amy Stewart is a national treasure. She writes the kind of books that your inner 10-year old loves to read. Whether it’s detailing the stories of deadly nightshade, fatal fungus, or toxic blue-green algae in her book Wicked Plants or exploring … Continue reading Top Shelf in April: THE DRUNKEN BOTANIST by Amy Stewart
We noticed quite a bit of praise popping up this week for Kate Atkinson's Life After Life. We just put the cover blow-up in our Mystery section and those bright red roses are indeed attention-grabbing, though of course it's what's inside that counts. Atkinson tells the story of Ursula Todd, a girl born with a … Continue reading Looking Forward to LIFE AFTER LIFE
~post by Marie The Sci Fi/Fantasy genre is a genre that is actually two genres that is actually way more genres than that, like a dream inside a dream inside a dream. There are a lot of sub genres that fall broadly under Sci Fi or Fantasy, and there are quite a few books that … Continue reading Sci Friday: Steampunk Invasion
With only a few days left in March we are looking to April for a new Buzz Book. Enjoy! Teen Press Corps and booksellers alike adored Ruta Sepety's Out of the Easy. We have unanimously decided it's BUZZ worthy! About Out of the Easy: "It’s 1950, and as the French Quarter of New Orleans simmers … Continue reading Teen Thursday
SALVADOR Wool by Hugh Howey "I really like it so far. It's another apocalyptic book but it's pretty original. It's about a community that lives underground in a silo. They have been there for generations. They have some windows to the outside world that they really cherish. From time to time people want to go … Continue reading What We’re Reading
Is it too early to buzz about a book? Jessica JUST finished The Silver Star, the forthcoming novel from Jeannette Walls, and she is positively gushing about it! When she calms down we're going to get a few composed words (perhaps even paragraphs) out of her about it. But right now, we just want to … Continue reading Early Bookseller Love for THE SILVER STAR
Plenty of New Releases today, rejoice in these literary gifts. As always the book's blurbs are provided by their publishers. HC FICTION The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Stout Haunted by the freak accident that killed their father when they were children, Jim and Bob Burgess escaped from their Maine hometown of Shirley Falls for New … Continue reading New Releases
Hey book lovers, look at the pleasant surprise that arrived this morning: signed first edition copies of The Burgess Boys, the new novel from Elizabeth Strout (bestselling author of Olive Kitteridge.) Available on our shelves and via our website, while supplies last. (We ship all over the globe, for those friends who are far from … Continue reading Signed First Edition Copies of THE BURGESS BOYS
Day One of the Voyage Out Book Group Tournament is up! BLOOD MERIDIAN v LOOK AT ME.
As mentioned before, The Voyage Out Book Group Tournament is happening! I thought I’d take a minute to introduce the group to anyone who may not know what we do.
We are a public reading group that meets the last Sunday of every month at 5pm. We meet at the wonderful and generous BookPeople Bookstore in Austin. We’ve been getting together and doing this for over four years, and I can’t tell you how rewarding it has been to read with the group members. Some people have been here from the beginning, some came shortly after, some have come by for a few months and left, and some came for the first time last Sunday. All of you have taught me something about reading.
Everyone is welcome, so come on by.
This tournament is a fun way to introduce you to the types of books we’ve been reading, and…
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If you were a fan of Olive Kitteridge, Elizabeth Strout's Pulitzer Prize-winning collection of linked short stories, then you'll want to get yourself down to a bookstore tomorrow and pick up The Burgess Boys, her new novel. Shelf Awareness gave it a great review: "Almost five years after winning a Pulitzer for the linked stories … Continue reading New From the Author of OLIVE KITTERIDGE