Seems it was only yesterday we were popping the corks and dusting off our 2013 party glasses. Alas, another year has come and gone, and what do we here at BookPeople have to show for it? How do we measure a year in the life of a bookstore? Why, in instagram photos, storytimes and Supreme … Continue reading 2013: A Bookstore Year In Review
This Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash On Sale 1/28/14 We had the pleasure of hosting a conversation between Wiley Cash and Ben Fountain earlier this year where Cash discussed his previous novel, A Land More Kind Than Home, a bestseller which was also named a New York Times Notable Book (and appeared on many Best of 2012 … Continue reading Books to Look Forward to In 2014: Part Two
_____________________________________________ HARDCOVER FICTION Purity of Vengeance by Jussi Adler-Olsen Jussi Adler-Olsen’s Department Q series, continues with the most chilling cold case yet. In 1987, Nete Hermansen plans revenge on those who abused her in her youth, including Curt Wad, a charismatic surgeon who was part of a movement to sterilize wayward girls in 1950s Denmark. More … Continue reading New Releases-12/31
Little Failure by Gary Shteyngart On Sale 1/7/14 Finally, the author of the novels Super Sad True Love Story; Absurdistan; and The Russian Debutante's Handbook tells all. Moving from memories of his early childhood in Russia to his family's immigration to Queens to his present day life as a writer, Shteyngart's humor pulls heartstrings with stories of his one-armed … Continue reading Books to Look Forward to in 2014: Part One
Consuelo is an assistant manager and will read anything you put in front of her. Seriously – nutrition facts on the cereal box, maps, receipts, road signs. And books, of course. _____________________________________________________ House of Earth by Woody Guthrie A lyrical and heartfelt story, Guthrie’s only complete novel was published this year. I couldn’t have been … Continue reading Consuelo’s Top 5 Reads of 2013
While Amy Tan was in the store earlier this week talking about her new novel, The Valley of Amazement, we grabbed a few quick book recommendations from her. If you know a fan of Tan's and are looking for a little extra something to include with the signed copy of Valley of Amazement you're giving him … Continue reading Amy Tan Recommends….
Many of us here love to cook as much as we love to read. Here are some of the books that have filled our bellies and wowed our tastebuds this year. Ottolenghi by Yotam Ottolenghi From Ten Speed Press: "Available for the first time in an American edition, this debut cookbook, from bestselling authors Yotam … Continue reading Our Favorite Cookbooks of 2013