Y'all might recognize this month's Top Shelf pick from The Colbert Report (and from recent posts right here on this very blog). California by Edan Lepucki is a debut post-apocalyptic novel coming out this month from Hachette Book Group, a publisher locked in a highly publicized struggle with an online retailer that has resulted in restricted access to Hachette's titles. Stephen Colbert … Continue reading Top Shelf in July: CALIFORNIA by Edan Lepucki
Last Friday, June 20th, we had the honor of hosting Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton here at BookPeople to sign copies of her new book, Hard Choices. Over 1,000 people turned out to meet Secretary Clinton, who shook hands and signed books for two hours with a smile. It was one of the biggest, most successful events … Continue reading Photo Gallery: Hillary Rodham Clinton at BookPeople
We're now accepting applications for a full time Tech Support position here at BookPeople. We're looking for someone who has an aptitude for working with computers, servers, and general electronics. Ideal applicant should be resourceful, have a basic understanding of computers and networking, and be able to work autonomously. IT related education is a plus, but not required. The … Continue reading Now Hiring at BookPeople: Tech Support
Steven (W.) Poking a Dead Frog by Mike Sacks "Humor journalist Mike Sacks dissects the what-if's, what-for's, who-if's, and the what-you-talking-about's of comedy writing by interviewing dozens of today's most successful, least successful, and least most performers and writers of modern laffs." Ellen The Thickety by J.A. White "I'm not done with it yet, … Continue reading What We’re Reading This Week
We're happy to announce the Statesman Selects pick for June is the beautiful new novel by author Megan Abbott, The Fever, a chilling story about guilt, family secrets and the lethal power of desire amidst the fear of a spreading contagion. We're proud to partner with the Austin American-Statesman to bring Megan Abbott to BookPeople tomorrow, … Continue reading Statesman Selects: THE FEVER
~post by Sutterfield While seasoned Texans may rightfully point out that this past spring and early summer has been spectacularly mild and beautiful, it remains a fact that, like it or not, summer is well on its way, and with it, the heat that our beloved state is so famous for. But while June's … Continue reading Sutter’s Kitchen – VIBRANT FOOD & THE FOREST FEAST
The second headliner has been announced, and y’all, this just keeps getting better. Lauren Oliver,author of the bestselling Delirium series and Before I Fall, will come to the Texas Teen Book Festival as this year’s closing speaker! BookPeople Children's Book Buyer and TTBF Program Director Meghan G. says that, "Lauren Oliver has emerged as a true literary … Continue reading BIG NEWS: Texas Teen Book Festival to Feature Lauren Oliver!
HARDCOVER FICTION & NONFICTION Hell to Pay by Garry Disher Constable Paul Hirschhausen—”Hirsch”—is a recently demoted detective sent from Adelaide, Australia’s southernmost booming metropolis, to Tiverton, a one-road town in rustic, backwater “wool and wheat” country three hours north. Hirsch isn’t just a disgraced cop; the internal investigations bureau is still trying to convict him … Continue reading New Release Picks for the Week!
“Where do you find inspiration? It's usually right where you left it.” -The Stand Up Sit Down Book Club “The world is a wacky place, and I'm gonna be the one to whack it.” -The Stand Up Sit Down Book Club “That's the thing about hope – it floats. Like that movie. You know the … Continue reading Stand Up Sit Down Book Club: ATTEMPTING NORMAL by Marc Maron
Happy Summer Solstice! Even though the unofficial start of summer was nearly a month ago, the first official day of summer is Saturday. In BookKids, we love summer - popsicles, outdoor concerts, cooking things over fire, swimming at Barton Springs, and catching fireflies. We also love books about summer. We have a display of some books about summer, and … Continue reading Perfect Summer Books