BookPeople is proud to partner with the Austin American-Statesman for their monthly Statesman Selects program. Each month, BookPeople will highlight the Statesman’s top recommended read for Austin. November's pick is Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl by author, actress and rockstar Carrie Brownstein. Brownstein will appear in conversation with Austin’s Liz Lambert at Central Presbyterian … Continue reading November’s Statesman Selects: HUNGER MAKES ME A MODERN GIRL by Carrie Brownstein
It’s that time of year when our attention turns to holiday feasts and cozy nights cooking up special dishes to gather around. As the temperature dips, the leaves crisp, and the sweaters come out of the closet, hovering over a stove top and preheating the oven become welcome, heartening rituals. In this spirit, this month … Continue reading Top Shelf in November: A Feast of Cookbooks!
The Familiar, Volume 2 by Mark Z. Danielewski (speaking & signing at BookPeople 11/5) In The Familiar, Volume 2: Into the Forest, the lives of the disparate and dynamic nine characters introduced in One Rainy Day in May begin to intersect in inexplicable ways, finding harmonies and echoes in each other. What once seemed remote … Continue reading New Books! 10/27/15
Todd Glass's situation is unique. After a killer set at the Largo at the Coronet, he retreated backstage to receive some well-deserved accolades from his peers. Two seconds later, he was face down in the filthy carpet of the comedy club, apparently in the throes of a serious heart attack. When Sarah Silverman came to … Continue reading The Stand Up Sit Down Book Club Drops In To See What Kind Of Situation THE TODD GLASS SITUATION Is In.
Earlier this month, the 2016-2017 Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List was announced at this year's Texas Book Festival. Considered one of the most prestigious children's literature awards in the the nation, the list of 20 titles is eagerly awaited by Texas students, librarians and teachers as part of a unique statewide reading program in which … Continue reading BookPeople Bluebonnet Award Picks!
We cordially invite you to join us Tuesday, October 27th at 7PM to welcome the celebrated Richard Ford at our store when he speaks and signs Let Me Be Frank With You. Richard Ford has dedicated 1,352 pages to the iconic character Frank Bascombe in books that include The Sportswriter, the Pulitzer Prize and PEN/ Faulkner-winning Independence Day, and The … Continue reading Let Me Be Frank With You…
We're incredibly excited for tomorrow night's event with Brian Selznick, the bestselling author and illustrator of The Invention of Hugo Cabret, in celebration of his new novel, The Marvels. To get students excited, we asked schools to make art inspired by Selznick's work, and we are so impressed by their creative interpretations. Rachel Korngut on … Continue reading MARVELED: Students Take Inspiration From the Work of Brian Selznick
Hailing from Greenville, North Carolina comes debut author Garth Risk Hallberg with City on Fire. An ambitious first novel that has already made headlines, City on Fire is a testament to Hallberg’s unprecedented skill and determination. Hallberg will be speaking and signing in our store Thursday, October 22nd at 7pm. Set in 1970s New York, … Continue reading A Look at CITY ON FIRE
New in Hardcover Lafayette in the Somewhat United States by Sarah Vowell (speaking & signing in our store 11/2 DETAILS) An insightful and unconventional account of George Washington’s trusted officer and friend, that swashbuckling teenage French aristocrat the Marquis de Lafayette. Riding shotgun with Lafayette, Vowell reflects on the ideals of the American Revolution versus … Continue reading New Books! 10/20/15
Margaret Atwood writes, “Calling a piece of short fiction a ‘tale’ removes it at least slightly from the realm of mundane works and days, as it evokes the world of the folk tale, the wonder tale, and the long-ago teller of tales.” Tales, as we are familiar with them, also evoke the idea of youth, … Continue reading Wicked Wit: The New & Noteworthy Book Club Discusses Margaret Atwood’s The Stone Mattress