Spooooky Halloween Reads for Little Ghouls & Goblins

Tonight we're celebrating All Hallow's Eve with our annual Trick-or-Treat for Books Storytime. We'll read some (not too) spooky stories in our amphitheater, then march in a Halloween parade down to the first floor of the store where witches, wizards, lions, tigers, superheros and queens will go home with the best treat of all - a … Continue reading Spooooky Halloween Reads for Little Ghouls & Goblins

BOYHOOD: TWELVE YEARS ON FILM now on our shelves!

In 2002, Richard Linklater and his cast of four actors (Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Ellar Coltrane, and Lorelei Linklater) began a project that would last twelve years. The result is the film Boyhood, which, if you haven't seen, you should probably take care of as soon as possible. The film is Texas to the core, … Continue reading BOYHOOD: TWELVE YEARS ON FILM now on our shelves!

Edward Carey’s Heap House reading: Birth Objects and a Trash-Strewn Cake

At the end of Edward Carey's slide show introducing the weird, wise, and wonderful characters from his new middle-grade series, The Iremonger Trilogy, the audience leaped to their feet, delivered a well-deserved round of applause, and dove for their cameras. Not to photograph Carey, though he is quite photogenic, but to photograph the confection baked … Continue reading Edward Carey’s Heap House reading: Birth Objects and a Trash-Strewn Cake

GREEN GIRL: Subversive and Poetic

Green Girl by Kate Zambreno ~reviewed by Katie P. Green Girl is a novel that collapses boundaries. Kate Zambreno, who first published this book in 2011 before it became a cult favorite and was re-published by Harper Perennial this year, addresses her heroine and her audience directly, between long stretches of narration. Chapters, such as … Continue reading GREEN GIRL: Subversive and Poetic

GRACE’S GUIDE: THE ART OF PRETENDING TO BE A GROWN-UP: (Or At Least The Art of Putting on Pants))

Grace’s Guide: The Art of Pretending to Be a Grown-Up by Grace Helbig ~reviewed by Jan Do you want to improve your life but are intimidated by some of those self-help titles that promise you to “dare greatly”? Look, it’s a good day when I decide to put on pants; let’s not fly too close … Continue reading GRACE’S GUIDE: THE ART OF PRETENDING TO BE A GROWN-UP: (Or At Least The Art of Putting on Pants))

Astronaut Chris Hadfield is landing at BookPeople!

Chris Hadfield is a retired Canadian astronaut who was also the first Canadian to walk in space. He is currently a professor at the University of Waterloo in the Faculty of Sciences. His autobiography, An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything, is … Continue reading Astronaut Chris Hadfield is landing at BookPeople!