~TOPHER Sky Raiders: Five Kingdoms #1 by Brandon Mull Signed copies available while supplies last. "Sky Raiders is basically a story where fantastical treasure hunters meet an evil tyrannical king & the fate of the kingdoms rest in their hands. A trip to a basement in a haunted house turns into a really, really bad … Continue reading What We’re Reading This Week
It's not unusual.... for a bookseller to spin a little Tom Jones every now and then. Or to give away tickets to see Tom Jones perform at the Moody Theater this Friday, May 2 at 7pm, when the Welsh born superstar will be presenting a selection of songs that include iconic hits as well as tracks … Continue reading Tom Jones Ticket Give Away!
~post by Ellen, BookKids Inventory Manager First, a little bit of terminology. The outside of a hardcover book is called the case. Often, the case is either a plain unembellished color or, as with picture books, the case will be printed with the exact same image as the one on the dust jacket, or jacket … Continue reading Books, Undercover
HARDCOVER FICTION Monday, Monday by Elizabeth Crook The Statesman Selects Pick of the Month! Join us for the launch event tonight at 7p! On an oppressively hot Monday in August of 1966, a student and former marine named Charles Whitman hauled a footlocker of guns to the top of the University of Texas tower and began … Continue reading New Releases – 4/29/14
We're happy to announce a special opportunity to pre-order signed, personalized copies of Above the East China Sea by Sarah Bird, bestselling author of The Yokota Officers Club and eight other novels. BookPeople is the only bookstore in the country fulfilling orders for signed, personalized copies of Above the East China Sea in advance of … Continue reading New Novel from Sarah Bird – Pre-Order Signed, Personalized Copies!
~post by Ellen, BookKids Inventory Manager A new feature in BookKids is the Staff Spotlight display. Each month, a staff member will have complete control over one of the full displays in the children’s department. The books in this display are completely the choice of the featured staff member. So far, the displays have included a … Continue reading BookKids April Staff Spotlight: Ellen!
5 Short Stories Which Make Their Collection Worth Buying ~ post by Ben Ok folks, short fiction time. There might be some of you out there who have never read any short fiction, and that's okay. Trust me, I understand. The form has often been an underrepresented one. Thankfully, short stories are in the midst … Continue reading Short Fiction Time: 5 Masterpieces in the Genre
Congrats to Jan, our winner of two TASTE Passes for the Austin Food & Wine Festival happening this weekend, April 26 & 27, at Butler Park! And to all the gourmands out there who threw their favorite cookbooks in the ring for a chance to win, thanks for entering! We loved reading your comments. Here are some … Continue reading This Is My Favorite Cookbook: Reader Recommendations
~ post by Steve(n) Hey, everybody! Welcome to the BookPeople blog! Another scorcher out there, huh? If it got any hotter on those sidewalks, I think those bums in the Stand Up Sit Down Book Club would have to peel themselves out of the gutter, walk into the bookstore, and start doing some real work … Continue reading Stand Up Sit Down Discusses THE WAR FOR LATE NIGHT
~post by Ellen, BookKids Inventory Manager We get customers - teenagers and adults - who need the newest and best teen books because they “have read everything.” I try to keep up with as many of the major new releases as I can, but it’s impossible to read all the new books. Here are five … Continue reading Teen Thursday: Ellen’s April Teen Reads