Difficult Men: Behind the Scenes of a Creative Revolution: From The Sopranos and The Wire to Mad Men and Breaking Bad by Brett Martin Reviewed by Andrew Difficult Men by Brett Martin is a great exploration of TV's Third Golden Age, as it's come to be known. On the cover is Tony Soprano and Walter … Continue reading A Look at TV’s Third Golden Age
Carol Burnett once said, “Comedy is tragedy – plus time”. When asked to quantify the unqualified success of the Stand Up Sit Down book club with a similarly elegant equation, Flippo and Steven, the heroic hosts of the same, formulated the following function: “Book club meetings are equal parts calamity, regret, awkward romantic advances, punk … Continue reading Calamity, Regret & Awkward Romantic Advances. Join Us!
JOHN G The Warrior Heir by Cinda William Chima "I'm actually listening to the audiobook." Audio, another great way to get your daily dose of literature in. John G is pleased with what he's heard so far out of The Warrior Heir, the first in the Heir series by Chima. "It's a great teen fantasy … Continue reading What We’re Reading
Topher Bradfield, famous for such feats of creativity as BookPeople's Literary Camps, brings you his latest book talk, Fortunately the Milk by Neil Gaiman.
HARDCOVER FICTION Cartwheel by Jennifer duBois Julie says, "I'm a big fan of duBois's first novel, A Partial History of Lost Causes, so when this one hit my desk I gobbled it down. It definitely has a different tone from her first book - darker, for sure. But what I loved about Partial History is … Continue reading New Releases 9/24/13
Hey there book lovers, today's your lucky day: Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore is in paperback for the very first time today. Raul has been championing this novel since its early, pre-pub days: "Sloan has created something new and exciting - a book that celebrates both books and electronic media! His quirky charactes have feet in … Continue reading MR. PENUMBRA Now in Paperback
Boxers and Saints by Gene Luen Yang Reviewed by Shappy Gene Luen Yang has become one of the most celebrated artists in the graphic novel scene today. American Born Chinese was the first graphic novel to be nominated for a National Book Award. His latest release, Boxers and Saints, has also been nominated for the National … Continue reading A New Perspective on the Boxer Rebellion
~post by Marie Banned books: up until recently, I thought they were a thing of the past, a relic of an era of intolerance and conservatism. On the contrary, book banning is alive and well, and it’s not just recently published books that are subject to expulsion from public libraries and schools. There are myriad … Continue reading We Have the Right to Read INVISIBLE MAN
Over the weekend we shot the photos for our 2013 Winter Catalog. Here are a few (occasionally blurry) shots from behind the scenes. First person who correctly guesses which Austin locale provided the scene for the shoot wins a $20 BookPeople gift card! This year's Winter Catalog, a compilation of our top recommended books of … Continue reading Behind the Scenes of Our 2013 Winter Catalog
~post by Children's Book Buyer Meghan G. This past month the kids staff has been displaying some of the books we really think have stood out from the rest of the releases this year. To cap off the celebration, we thought we would write about some of the books that spoke to us the most. … Continue reading Notes From the Kids Staff