~post by Katie Presley Many words describe Rob Delaney. Comedian, father, husband, writer, and Twitter crusader are a few. A few more make up the title of his new memoir: Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage. When he stopped by BookPeople to read from the book and chat with us about comedy, … Continue reading We’re Still in Love with Rob Delaney
Joe "The Culinarian" - Assistant Buyer Book: From Scratch: Inside the Food Network by Allen Salkin "Did you know Emeril is an accomplished drummer? Or that during his first appearance on The Food Network, Anthony Bourdain kept his opinions to himself, letting others do all the talking? That's just the tip of the iceberg lettuce … Continue reading Winter Catalog Feature: Joe “The Culinarian” and FROM SCRATCH: INSIDE THE FOOD NETWORK
Last week we announced we're excited to participate in Indies First, a nationwide initiative happening this Saturday, November 30 (aka Small Business Saturday) that welcomes authors to show their support of indie bookstores by volunteering to work in their local indie. Authors Jeff Abbott, Janice Hamrick, Owen Egerton, Manuel Gonzales, Ernie Cline & Kelly Luce will be … Continue reading Indies First in BookKids!
~post by Julie I'm a long time fan of the vegan culinary works of Isa Chandra Moskowitz. Her blog, The Post Punk Kitchen, and cookbooks (specifically Appetite for Reduction, and of course the classic, Veganomicon) were a revelation when I discovered I had to stop eating dairy. Her Easy Breezy Cheezy Sauce saved my life. And … Continue reading Julie Does It! (With A Little Help From Isa. And Maser.)
~post by Shappy. To read Part 1 of Shappy's look at the new books celebrating Topps trading cards, head on over here. ________________________________________ Since 2008, Abrams ComicArts has been “treating” us to a series of books celebrating the art of the non-sports trading cards and so far, every volume packs a powerful punch of nostalgia! Mars … Continue reading By Gum, These Books Are The TOPPS! (Part 2)
The Voyage Out Book Group’s Reader’s Guide to Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
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Richard Walden Yates was born in Yonkers, New York on February 3rd, 1926 to Vincent and Ruth. Both of his parents were aspiring artists. His parents’s aspirations and failures have been recounted in much of Yates’ work.
Although Ruth and Vincent divorced in 1929, Vincent continued to support the family for the rest of his life. Part of this support went to sending Richard to ‘proper New England boarding schools. It took a while, but Yates was eventually able to gain acceptance in these schools. He was also able to become the editor for his high school newspaper. This was…
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"Reel Cool" RAUL - First Floor Inventory Manager Book: Night Film by Marisha Pessl "If I had to use one word to summarize the new novel by Marisha Pessl (author of Special Topics in Calamity Physics), it would have to be "creepy". When the daughter of a cult film director is found dead in an abandoned … Continue reading Winter Catalog Feature: “Reel Cool” Raul & NIGHT FILM
The Stand Up Sit Down Book Club meets in our cafe Monday, November 25 at 7pm to discuss Rob Delaney by Rob Delaney. The meeting is free and open to the public. Copies of the book discussed are 10% off for all book club attendees.
Earlier this year, bestselling author Sherman Alexie issued a call to arms to authors nationwide: show your support of your local independent bookstore by volunteering to work! And thus was born Indies First. On Saturday, November 30 (also known as Small Business Saturday), a team of Austin authors will put on BookPeople lanyards and test their … Continue reading Indies First!
F I C T I O N The Good Lord Bird by James McBride ______________________________________________ N O N F I C T I O N The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America by George Packer ______________________________________________ P O E T R Y Incarnadine by Mary Szybist ______________________________________________ Y O U N G … Continue reading 2013 National Book Award Winners