New in Hardcover The Philosopher Kings: A Novel by Jo Walton The City, founded by the time-traveling goddess Pallas Athene, organized on the principles espoused in Plato's "Republic" and populated by people from all eras of human history, has now split into five cities, and low-level armed conflict between them is not unheard-of. The god … Continue reading New Books! 6/30/15
We're very, VERY excited to announce that we will host the one and only Felicia Day, actress, internet celebrity and all around awesome human, here at BookPeople on Saturday, August 15 at 6PM. Day will be here to sign copies of her new book, You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost). Just who is Felicia Day? Thanks … Continue reading Felicia Day Is Coming to BookPeople!
We are thrilled to have Richard Paul and Steven Moss in our store Wednesday, July 1 at 7PM to discuss We Could Not Fail: The First African Americans in the Space Program. Just as the civil rights movement was lifting off, so was the American Space Age. While their ambitions were beginning to reach far … Continue reading Civil Rights in the Space Age: Richard Paul and Steven Moss Come to BookPeople
We're excited to announce our fourth Trust Fall pick: The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler! Trust Fall subscribers will receive a signed, first edition of this new novel, along with a second surprise book and a few extra goodies. Packages will ship mid-July. Trust Fall is a program designed to highlight must-read debut or break … Continue reading Announcing Trust Fall Pick #4!
In The Required Reading Revisited Book Club we focus on books considered “Required Reading” by most educational institutions, i.e. books you read (or were supposed to read) in school – either high school or university. On Sunday, June 14th we discussed Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness. The meeting was intimate, with only four people in attendance, and … Continue reading Required Reading Revisited Book Club – July
Falling in love is a mind-bending experience. All at once, your future opens before you in a sherbet-tinged horizon of everlasting bliss. Every question in this long, wandering life finds its answer in the miracle face that is suddenly smiling at you in the morning, delivering coffee, staring deep into your eyes because yes, it’s … Continue reading Top Shelf in July: The Hand That Feeds You by A. J. Rich
A scant few weeks ago, Nick Offerman graced us at BookPeople with his robust presence, descending from a helicopter he carved out of granite on a rope ladder he wove from snakeskin to present his new book Gumption, which he built out of words and letters. This Monday June 29th at 7:00 p.m., the Stand … Continue reading The Stand Up Sit Down Book Club Paddles Their Own Darn Canoes!
It's YA lucky day! It's Teen Thursday! Where we bring you YA news from around the globe and highlights from the BookPeople Teen Press Corps blog! Don't forget to check out the blog for new reviews, event reports, and other teen news! Texas Teen Book Fest 2015 News! It's that time of year again - … Continue reading Teen Thursday 6/25/15
The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate, is the sequel to the 2010 Newbery Honor-winning book, The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Austin-area author Jacqueline Kelly. Calpurnia Tate is one of those characters that lives on well after the reader has finished the book, and it is a delight to be treated to another wonderful story … Continue reading Chris Barton talks with Jacqueline Kelly
New in Hardcover Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget by Sarah Hepola (In our store this Friday, 6/26! 7PM) "It's such a savage thing to lose your memory, but the crazy thing is, it doesn't hurt one bit. A blackout doesn't sting, or stab, or leave a scar when it robs you. Close your … Continue reading New Books! 6/23/15