We're thrilled to announce the triumphant return of our New & Noteworthy Book Club! Join Jan and Demi once a month to discuss some of the latest notable fiction to hit our shelves. The first meeting is Thursday, January 22 at 7pm, when they'll discuss our inaugural Trust Fall pick, the National Book Award-nominated Station Eleven … Continue reading The Triumphant Return of the New & Noteworthy Book Club!
Jan is our absolutely fearless, incredibly talented second floor inventory manager and resident unicorn aficionado. She reads widely, she reads often, and she wants to know what you did with her mechanical pencil. ________________________________________________________ 5. What If? by Randall Munroe Science is fun, and science is funny! If only someone told me this when … Continue reading Jan’s Favorite Books of 2014
Top Shelf in January: The First Bad Man by Miranda July Reviewed by Katie Presley Miranda July deals in secrets. Into her work as an actor, director, screenwriter, artist, and author, July has stitched a theme of liberation from shame, dishonesty, and feeling alone. Telling secrets is her currency. Even the titles of her past works vibrate … Continue reading Top Shelf in January: THE FIRST BAD MAN by Miranda July
Our booksellers have been reading and reading and reading many of the new books hitting shelves next year. We've compiled this list of our top picks of what to read in the first half of 2015. Happy New Year and Happy Reading, y'all! Descent by Tim Johnston On Sale 1/6/15 Julie: "I started this book … Continue reading Bookseller Picks: What To Read In 2015
There have been so many great children's books this year, I hardly know where to begin. Many of my favorites from this year (Viva Frida, Brown Girl Dreaming, The Farmer & the Clown, The Right Word, Tiny Creatures, Greenglass House, Egg & Spoon, I'll Give You the Sun, Grasshopper Jungle) are included in our Winter … Continue reading Ellen’s BookKids Favorites of 2014
Jim is a new arrival here at BookPeople, but no stranger to the wild world of books. He comes to us from Seattle, where, most recently, he was an Event Wrangler for Third Place Books. He's also done his fair share of author event acrobatics at University Book Store and Elliot Bay Book Company. When you … Continue reading Jim B.’s Top Books of 2014
Widow Basquiat: A Love Story by Jennifer Clement Reviewed by Ben My introduction to Jean-Michel Basquiat was an unusual one. The famed avant-garde street artist and painter created some of the most recognizable and impactful art of the twentieth century, but I, of course, only became familiar with his work after spending time on the second … Continue reading WIDOW BASQUIAT: A Story of Love, Art & 1980s New York