June is nigh upon us, which means I can finally spend hours talking about Neil Gaiman right? No, I have to talk about other books that are coming out this month. Okay I guess I can do that. This month's offerings include another look into the Enderverse, a trip into unknown space, and another tale … Continue reading SCI-FRIDAY- Coming Soon to a Wormhole Near You: June
Did you go to the Austin Teen Book Festival last year? There were panels about beasts and romance, there were light saber fights and smoke machines, there were YA fanatics and nachos- needless to say it was awesome! And judging by the authors announced thus far for the 2013 Austin Teen Book Festival, this year … Continue reading Teen Thursday
JOE Wonderland by Ace Atkins "I just got my hands on Wonderland, the new Spenser novel by noted crime author Ace Atkins. Selected by Robert B. Parker's wife to take over the series after Parker's death in 2010, Atkins has both managed to remain true to the original voice of the books while at the … Continue reading What We’re Reading
Top Shelf: A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra Reviewed by: Liz Wyckoff, Events Host & Blogger Even before I finished reading A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, I knew that I loved it. But in the weeks since I’ve finished the novel, I’ve noticed an amazing thing: everyone who has read it has loved … Continue reading Top Shelf in June: A CONSTELLATION OF VITAL PHENOMENA
HARDCOVER FICTION A Conspiracy of Faith by Jussi Adler-Olsen The New York Times and # 1 international bestselling author Jussi Adler-Olsen returns with another shocking cold case in his exhilarating Department Q series. Detective Carl Mørck holds in his hands a bottle that contains old and decayed message, written in blood. It is a cry … Continue reading New Releases
~Post by Joe"I can’t think about Philipp Meyer’s The Son without thinking in terms of film, of Hollywood, of legends and myths. Visions of Monument Valley in Utah (John Ford’s stand-in for West Texas in his epic film The Searchers, a movie that echoes throughout the novel) fill my mind’s eye as the wiry sparse … Continue reading Bookseller Review: THE SON
"Over the course of 11 novels, Mosley has made Rawlins into both an exceptionally memorable character and something of an everyman, a detective who, quietly and not so quietly, struggles against the casual, institutional racism of his age and the machinations of the situation he is handed with equal vigor." - The Statesman's Joe Gross … Continue reading Statesman Selects: LITTLE GREEN by Walter Mosley
If you had as much fun as we did finding Waldo around Austin last summer, then you'll be excited to know we're getting ready to launch Find Waldo Local 2013 REALLY SOON! We'll have a big announcement for you on June 5, so stay tuned. For now, start getting those eyes ready to spot those … Continue reading Get Ready for Waldo…..
We know many of you out there are as excited as we are to welcome Jackson Galaxy to BookPeople on Monday, May 27 at 7pm with his new book, Cat Daddy. This is going to an epic event! To ensure that we are all prepared for an awesome time, here's what you need to know … Continue reading Cat Lovers, Are You Ready For This?
You know how it goes. You're at work, maybe it's a slow afternoon, and you turn to the bookseller standing next to you and ask, "If you could be the main character of a totally fake book, who would you be and what would be your storyline?" And then the two of you start messing … Continue reading Sci Friday: Booksellers Gone Wild (with Photoshop)