We’re happy to announce that the Statesman Selects pick for November is The Peripheral by William Gibson. His first novel since the 2010's bestselling novel, Zero History, we are ecstatic to have one of the most exciting and visionary authors of our time in the store. A Hugo, Nebula, and The Philip K. Dick Award … Continue reading Statesman Selects: THE PERIPHERAL by William Gibson
It's Halloween and, as promised, J.K. Rowling has delivered us the treat of a new story from the wizarding world of our hero, Harry Potter. But before jumping in, let's not forget that this a day of fright. This story fittingly features one of the most sinister, cringe-inducing characters to come across Harry Potter's path, … Continue reading Halloween Treat: NEW STORY FROM J.K. ROWLING
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
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!
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
~post by Julie It's that time of year when we turn to our kitchens with fresh gusto and zeal to cook up celebratory feasts for family and friends. There is no shortage of worthy cookbooks to help us along this year. In fact, there are so many fine new cookbooks on the shelf that we've … Continue reading Top Shelf in November: A Feast of Great New Cookbooks
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
SALVADOR The Martian by Andy Weir "I just started this book, which begins with the astronaut having been deserted on Mars after the mission is aborted and the others on the mission assume he's dead. I really like it when an author drops you right into the middle of action. Andy Weir is a … Continue reading What We’re Reading This Week
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))
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!