In Falconetti Drinks the Water of Anguish, by Garrett Saleen, Rene Falconetti is dying. An expatriate of Paris living and working in Rio de Janerio, Falconetti reminisces on her life as an underappreciated theater actress. This story is good. It is beautifully written, non-linear, and sad. Here's a line: "The landscape passes like a dream—everything is wet … Continue reading weekend reading
CRISTINA The Princess and the Pony by Kate Beacon "This week I am reading The Princess and the Pony to my daughter Luna. It's a funny and endearing tale starring the lovable princess-who-would-be-warrior, Pinecone. There are cozy sweaters and pony farts, what more could you ask for? How about a plethora of interesting characters, with … Continue reading What We’re Reading This Week
There is a reason that Judy Greer looks familiar. No. She isn't your dental hygienist. No. You probably didn't spit slurred game at her downtown last week after a few too many. No. She isn't the wacky ghost in your house that moves stuff around and makes the walls bleed when you're not looking. Judy … Continue reading Judy Greer’s I DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU KNOW ME FROM Has Taught The Stand Up Sit Down Book Club What It Means To Be The Second Banana
“No ...time is supposed to move forward,” said Frankie. “But what if you don’t like what happens?” “Then...you change it.” -- The Marvels An angel with a lantern. A terrifying shipwreck. A new life, in a new theatre. Brian Selznick’s latest novel, The Marvels, begins in 1766, with four hundred pages of uninterrupted illustrations spanning … Continue reading TOP SHELF in September: THE MARVELS
We're thrilled to announce we'll welcome author, actress and rock star Carrie Brownstein to Austin's Central Presbyterian Church with her new memoir, Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl on Sunday, November 1st at 6:00pm. In addition to starring in the hit show Portlandia, Brownstein is known as guitarist and vocalist of the Portland-based band Sleater-Kinney. Brownstein will … Continue reading BookPeople Presents Carrie Brownstein – Nov 1st!
Thomas Constantine vol. 1 The Spark and the Flame by Jeff Lemire, Ray Fawkes, and Renato Guedes John Constantine has been through a lot. From his introduction in 1985 to his 300 issue run from 1988 to 2013, the con man street sorcerer has had plenty of adventures. In 2013 when DC announced the end of … Continue reading #2015ComicBookRenaissance: Staff Selections (8.26.15)
X by Sue Grafton (speaking & signing in our store on Monday, 8/31 at 7PM!) X: The number ten. An unknown quantity. A mistake. A cross. A kiss. X: The shortest entry in Webster’s Unabridged. Derived from Greek and Latin and commonly found in science, medicine, and religion. The most graphically dramatic letter. X: The … Continue reading New Books! 8/25/15
We have tons of great events for young readers this fall - from picture books to middle grade novels to YA, we've got all of your kid lit needs covered. Take a look, mark your calendars, and join us! Events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. INGRID LAW - Switch Thursday, September … Continue reading Fall Kids & YA Author Event Preview
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, August 9th we discussed Hermann Hesse's Siddhartha, a tale about a young Brahmin's quest to find the ultimate truth. Written … Continue reading Required Reading Revisited Book Club – September
Who: You, dear book lover! What: Percentage of all sales benefiting the Texas Teen Book Festival Where: Right here! BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar, Austin, TX 78703 When: All day, August 24, 2015 We’re donating a portion of sales on Monday, August 24th to the Texas Teen Book Festival to keep the festival free and open to the public! … Continue reading Shop at BookPeople & Support Texas Teen Book Festival!