Fantastic Planets #56 – Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

This year, four science fiction-loving booksellers will delve into Fantastic Planets, Forbidden Zones, and Lost Continents: The 100 Greatest Science-Fiction Films, the new book by film historian Douglas Brode. They’ll watch the movies, read Brode’s take, and tell you – point blank – how they feel about all of it. #56 in Douglas Brode's Fantastic Planets, … Continue reading Fantastic Planets #56 – Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

Book Club Spotlight: DON’T KNOW MUCH ABOUT HISTORY

Did you make a New Year's resolution to up your reading game in 2016? What better way to kickstart your reading life - and meet friendly new faces - than coming to one of our free book club meetings? We have a dozen bookseller-run, totally not at all intimidating, super-friendly groups that meet once a month … Continue reading Book Club Spotlight: DON’T KNOW MUCH ABOUT HISTORY

Austin Events for the Literati – February

Each month I'll be investigating events around town that might pique the interest of the book nerds, the literature obsessed, and those who enjoy stimulating entertainment and/or socializing. Not surprisingly, Austin has a number of things going on every month the Book People community would enjoy.  Sense & Sensibility Screening Monday, February 1st at 7pm - Alamo … Continue reading Austin Events for the Literati – February

The Meaning of a Bookshelf: An Interview with Lydia Pyne

We spoke with writer and historian Lydia Pyne about her new book, Bookshelf, an installment of Object Lessons, an essay and book series about the hidden lives of ordinary things, a project of The Atlantic and Bloomsbury Publishing. She'll speak and sign the book in our store 2/18.  Why a book about bookshelves? What inspired your research? … Continue reading The Meaning of a Bookshelf: An Interview with Lydia Pyne

What We’re Reading This Week

  JESSE Vermilion by Molly Tanzer "I'm reading Vermilion by Molly Tanzer. It's a weird western that incorporates Chinese folklore. The main character, Lu Merryweather, is a 19-year-old from San Francisco who is a psychopomp (kind of like an exorcist.) She's on her way to 19th century Colorado Territory to find out what happened to some missing boys from Chinatown. … Continue reading What We’re Reading This Week

Top Shelf in February

This post comes from our bookseller Molly Odintz. I first came to British novelist Howard Jacobson's work through his dystopian novel J, set in a future Britain after a second Holocaust, where the 20th century call to remember the dead has been replaced with enforced societal uncertainty. "What happened, if it happened..."is the catchphrase of the novel, … Continue reading Top Shelf in February

The New & Noteworthy Book Club Lives & Relives Susan Barker’sThe Incarnations

Have you ever experienced deja vu? Do you feel a generalized anxiousness that something, somewhere is left unfinished or unconcluded? Like the characters in Susan Barker’s epic novel of obsession and betrayal, perhaps you are part of an intricate tapestry of woven energies and emotions appearing and reappearing on Earth. On Thursday, the New & … Continue reading The New & Noteworthy Book Club Lives & Relives Susan Barker’sThe Incarnations