Join Us At The Texas Book Festival!

Community Bound By BookspenguinWe’re excited to once again join our friends from Penguin Books in the Penguin booth at the Texas Book Festival! We’ll be there selling books all day Saturday (10/26) and Sunday (10/27). Find Us In Booths: 303 – 304 (and) 314 – 315. Stop by and say hello! We’re giving away Penguin Classic tote bags with the purchase of 2 or more books! (And Puffins Classic totes with the purchase of two or more children’s books.) 

This year, in addition to the booth, we’ll also be slinging books out of the bright orange, ready-to-serve Penguin Book Truck! The truck will be parked on 11th Street near Brazos.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the huge selection of new reading material this weekend, come talk to us. We’ll tell you which books we’ve loved and can recommend. We hope you’ll spend some time with your local independent bookstore while you’re at the festival. Can’t wait to see you there!


Penguin Authors Appearing at Texas Book Festival:

For the Grown Ups

Reed Albergotti / Vanessa O’Connell Wheelmen
Dan Balz Collision 2012
A. Scott Berg Wilson
Amy Brill Movement of Stars
Alfredo Corchardo Midnight in Mexico
Karen Joy Fowler We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
Alex Gilvarry From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant
Manuel Gonzales Miniature Wife and Other Stories
A.M. Homes May We Be Forgiven
Robert Knott Robert B Parker’s Ironhorse
Mark Leibovich This Town
Eric Lundgren Facades (Overlook Press)
James McBride Good Lord Bird
Shannon McKenna Schmidt Writers Between the Covers
Rosie Schaap Drinking with Men
Davide Schickler Dark Path
Margaret Talbot The Entertainer
Terry Teachout Duke
Claire Vaye Watkins Battleborn
Meg Wolitzer The Interestings


For the Kiddos

Jon Agee Little Santa
John Bemelmans Marciano Madeline and the Old House in Paris
Edward Hemingway Bad Apple
Adam Rubin Secret Pizza Party and Dragons Love Tacos
Don Tate Hope’s Gift
For the 10 and up set

Adam Gidwitz The Grimm Conclusion
For the Teens

Jessica Khoury Origin
Aprilynne Pike Earthbound


Penguin Truck on White Background

Three Opportunities to Catch the Penguin Book Truck!

Thursday, October 24  3-5PM
Texas Book Festival Preview!

Come down to BookPeople today and get geared up for the Texas Book Festival with BookPeople & Penguin! We’ll have give aways, raffles and so much book love for y’all. The fine folks from Penguin Books will park their bright orange Penguin Book Truck in our lot so that we can give you a glimpse of what we’ll have on hand in the BookPeople-Penguin booth during the Texas Book Festival. We’ll raffle off a set of Penguin’s super cool new Classic Horror books along with a little something to get the kids ready for Halloween. In honor of the 75th anniversary of the publication of The Grapes of Wrath, our Penguin friends are giving away 75 tote bags! Fun times and free stuff. Join us!

Saturday, October 26 & Sunday, October 27  –  Texas Book Festival
In addition to the Penguin/BookPeople booth, the truck will be up and open for business all weekend long. Find us on 11th Street near Brazos.

Friday, November 1  4PM
BookPeople Tailgate to Celebrate This Is How You Lose Her

The gorgeous new deluxe edition of Junot Diaz’sThis Is How You Lose Her illustrated by artist Jaime Hernandez is now on our shelves and we want to CELEBRATE! And because this is Texas, we’re celebrating this right – with beer. Come get your lit love on as our booksellers read their favorite paragraphs from TIHYLH. Enjoy live acoustic music while sipping a complimentary beverage on our cozy outdoor deck and remembering how much you love words, particularly those bound together by a Pulitzer Prize winning author.

The first 30 people to purchase an the deluxe illustrated copy of
TIHYLH at this event will receive a limited edition broadside signed by Junot Diaz.

We’ll also be saying a fond farewell to the Penguin Truck this evening. It’s been hanging around in our parking lot and at the Texas Book Festival for the last few days, and it’s about to make its way to Miami. Come say Bon Voyage as our orange friend books it to sunny Florida.

One thought on “Join Us At The Texas Book Festival!

  1. Totally have been loving your blog. This is so awesome for someone always on the search for new and awesome novels. Im so happy I found you!

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