HARDCOVER FICTION At the Water's Edge by Sara Gruen After disgracing themselves at a high society New Year’s Eve party in Philadelphia in 1944, Madeline Hyde and her husband, Ellis, are cut off financially by his father, a former army colonel who is already ashamed of his son’s inability to serve in the … Continue reading New Books! 3/31/15
BookPeople is thrilled to host nearly staff-run a dozen book clubs every month. All but one of the clubs meets right here in the store. Following are this week's discussions. We hope you find one that fits your favorite genre! All BookPeople book club meetings are free and open to the public. Book club picks are 10% … Continue reading Book Club Meeting Round-Up for Week 03/29/15
Ocean Songs, by Ethan Rutherford is likely my favorite thing from Covered with Fur so far. The language is startlingly beautiful and highly Melville-esque. I mean, the first chapter is: "Before we were swimmers we were men. In the Morning and cramped it were our hunger that turned, and before us the Quaker laid the sea and … Continue reading weekend reading
Hello Friends and Fellow Travelers! As previously noted on several occasions, the Book Multiverse is a vast and mind-boggling place, full of life, full of stars, full of dark matter, nebulae, galaxies, event horizons, and space fish. Sure, I'm no astronomer, but I'm positive that somewhere out there, there are space fish. Still, though it … Continue reading News from the Book Multiverse
Walking through the store the other day, a stack of books piled high in one arm and ready for reshelving, a bookseller's eye was drawn to the cover of a book that was faced out on a shelf. She set down her stack and pulled the book off the shelf and investigated. It's a story … Continue reading Around the Shop, On the Shelf 3/27/15
There are only so many hours in the day, so many days in a year, and always, there are more books than we can possibly read. You probably understand this problem. Many of us on staff at BookPeople keep track of the books we read over the course of a calendar year. There are always … Continue reading Kids Books from 2014 You Might Have Missed
It's that time of year when everything, even familiar things, feels new again. We smile more, the air is clear (unless you count the pollen), the bluebonnets are back, and we are starting to break out our warmer-weather clothing. It's spring! Spring has to be one of the prettiest seasons in BookKids. Easter and spring … Continue reading Bunnies, chicks, and eggs, oh my!