MATTHEW Tigerman by Nick Harkaway On Sale July 29 - Available to Pre-Order "From the author of The Gone-Away World, Nick Harkaway comes a mysterious and timeless new novel. It centers on a old and young man trying to communicate with one another, but not doing so very effectively. The Gone-Away World was the talk of … Continue reading What We’re Reading This Week
Comedian Amy Poehler just revealed the cover of her upcoming memoir, Yes Please, and we're loving it: The book will be on our shelves in October. According to Today, Poehler "...will tackle a variety of topics, from friendship and parenting to advice on love and life, all done with her inimitable wit." Can't wait to … Continue reading AMY POEHLER COVER REVEAL!
The Noble Hustle by Colson Whitehead Reviewed by Andrew H. Colson Whitehead's latest, The Noble Hustle, is the darkly humorous tale of him joining the World Series of Poker (WSOP) after a lifetime of playing $5 buy in games with friends. The book opens with the definition of anhedonia, which is an inability to feel … Continue reading THE NOBLE HUSTLE: Darkly Humorous
Loss, it seems, is often considered a close relation to grief. Today, we must remind ourselves that they are not entirely the same. We must remind ourselves that in loss, there is also joy. To lose something means to have had it in the first place. To die, one must have been born and lived. … Continue reading Remembering Maya Angelou
HARDCOVER FICTION Above the East China Sea by Sarah Bird In her most ambitious, moving, and provocative novel to date, Sarah Bird makes a stunning departure. Above the East China Sea tells the entwined stories of two teenaged girls, an American and an Okinawan, whose lives are connected across seventy years by the shared experience … Continue reading New Releases 5/27/14
Tibetan Peach Pie: A True Account of an Imaginative Life by Tom Robbins Reviewed by Christy Popp Tom Robbins, a.k.a. Tommy Rotten, Picasso Triggerfish, Buffalo Silver, Max Saint Cherokee, and NOT the Unabomber, has succeeded in writing what must be classified as memoir, but is in fact a delicious explanation of what Robbins calls his … Continue reading TIBETAN PEACH PIE: Succinctly Melodic
When an author opens an event with erotic fiction about Mr. Rogers, you know you're headed for something special. We've been following Roxane Gay online for quite some time now and were so happy to discover she's as charming, witty and ready to talk about Beyoncé in person as she is on twitter. Hearing about … Continue reading Reading Recommendations from Roxane Gay
Last night, we were lucky enough to have Michael Pollan discussing and signing his latest book, Cooked, at the store. A big thanks to the folks who came out. We filled chairs we didn't even know we had, not to mention the floorspace, nooks, and crannies all over our second floor. Folks were live-tweeting, so … Continue reading Reading Recommendations from Michael Pollan
~ post by Steve(n)After reading all about the inimitable Flip Wilson in Kevin Cook's astonishing new biography Flip, the Stand Up Sit Down book club foolhardily decided to travel through history, collecting comedy giants from the past, present, and future to make their next meeting the stuff of legend. Unfortunately, this team of time-traveling twiddlers … Continue reading Stand Up Sit Down Book Club: FLIP by Kevin Cook
Here at BookPeople, we believe that there is nothing better to do on a lazy summer day than to dig into a great book. And that’s why our new motto is Carpe Librum! We say: Seize the summer, and seize the book! In this spirit, we're happy to once again offer a free summer reading … Continue reading Give Me Summer! Give Me Books!