What We’re Reading This Week

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

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

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

TOP SHELF in September: THE MARVELS

“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

BookPeople Presents Carrie Brownstein – Nov 1st!

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!

#2015ComicBookRenaissance: Staff Selections (8.26.15)

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)

Required Reading Revisited Book Club – September

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

Shop at BookPeople & Support Texas Teen Book Festival!

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!