President Jimmy Carter Event – Important Info & Updates

We're busy preparing the store for our event with President Jimmy Carter this Saturday, August 1st at 2:30PM. President Carter will be here at BookPeople to sign copies of his new book, A Full Life: Reflections at 90. TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE. Tickets are available in-store and via bookpeople.com.  If you will be attending this event … Continue reading President Jimmy Carter Event – Important Info & Updates

Are You a Good Witch or a Bad Witch?

~Post by Demi, the BookKids Marketing and Merchandising Manager. She enjoys dramatic acts of heroism, complex and conflicted villains, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which has both. This month in BookKids we’re celebrating heroes and villains, good guys and bad guys. Some of my favorite heroes and villains come from children’s books--Harry Potter, Severus Snape, … Continue reading Are You a Good Witch or a Bad Witch?

Top Shelf in August: THREE MOMENTS OF AN EXPLOSION by China Miéville

This month's Top Shelf Pick (and the following review) came from Joe T., Assistant Buyer and Devout Miévillian. “I’m an urban guerilla I make bombs in my cellar”                                            - Hawkwind                                             “Urban Guerilla” Corporate-sponsored demolition forms logos from the explosions and debris. Icebergs suddenly appear, floating over London, creating microclimates that can take you from a … Continue reading Top Shelf in August: THREE MOMENTS OF AN EXPLOSION by China Miéville

#2015ComicBookRenaissance: Staff Selections (7.29.15)

Flippo Snakepit Gets Old: Daily Diary Comics 2010- 2012 by Ben Snakepit In his most recent collection (with a seventh, Manor Threat, coming soon), our baby boy's all growned up! I've read through all his comics about his daily life starting all the way back in 2001 so I feel like we're friends! Oh...wait.....Anyway, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, … Continue reading #2015ComicBookRenaissance: Staff Selections (7.29.15)

Chris Barton talks with Lindsey Lane

Evidence of Things Not Seen, is a debut young adult novel from Austin-area author Lindsey Lane. Told in a series of first-person narratives from people who knew Tommy Smythe, a high school junior who disappears, this story explores themes of loneliness, connectedness, and the role we play in creating our own realities. Francisco Stork, author … Continue reading Chris Barton talks with Lindsey Lane

Austin Fim Society to Host Early Screening of THE END OF THE TOUR – Thursday, August 6 at 7:30PM

Next Thursday, Austin Film Society will host an early screening of the highly-anticipated film The End of the Tour at the Marchesa Theater, with director James Ponsoldt live in person for a Q&A! See Jason Segel don Wallace's trademark bandanna for a tour five-day journey of an interview with Rolling Stone journalist David Lipsky (portrayed by Jesse Eisenberg.) Comissioned by … Continue reading Austin Fim Society to Host Early Screening of THE END OF THE TOUR – Thursday, August 6 at 7:30PM

Announcing the 185th Annual First Time Ever BookPeople Nation Carnival of Books!

Come one, come all! It’s time for the 185th Annual First Time Ever BookPeople Nation Carnival of Books! Join us under the BookPeople Big Top on Saturday, August 8th as we celebrate all things books and reading with raucous merriment, bookish carnival games, tons of give-aways, an epic family read-aloud of our favorite kids stories, … Continue reading Announcing the 185th Annual First Time Ever BookPeople Nation Carnival of Books!