The Authors & Auteurs Book Club Takes on ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN

For May's Authors and Auteurs Bookclub, we venture into fresh territory: journalism and current event dramatization. This year marks the fortieth anniversary of the film adaptation All the President's Men which depicts the early months of Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward's investigative reporting of the Watergate burglary - and if I may get on my … Continue reading The Authors & Auteurs Book Club Takes on ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN

Happy Independent Bookstore Day!

This Saturday, April 30th, is Independent Bookstore Day. In honor of this wonderful day (honoring us!), we thought we'd give you some of our favorite reasons for being your booksellers. We love being your booksellers. Those conversations on the floor about the newest and greatest novel, those 800-strong author events, those packed puppet show storytimes--they bring … Continue reading Happy Independent Bookstore Day!

Difficult Pictures: Art Cinema in the 21st Century

By Gregory Day and Chris Hollingsworth The preface to Robert Phillip Kolker’s The Altering Eye begins thusly: “Narrative film can set out to please its audience, soothe it, meet and reinforce its expectations. Or it can challenge, question, and probe, inquire about itself, its audience, and the world that both inhabit and reflect. This is … Continue reading Difficult Pictures: Art Cinema in the 21st Century

Rereading Harry Potter as an Adult Part 1

BookPeople is buzzing. Everyone is getting excited about the arrival of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I and II, so excited that we're throwing a midnight release party! (Get your vouchers here!) And so excited that one of our booksellers, Melissa, is going back and rereading all of the original seven Harry Potter books and giving … Continue reading Rereading Harry Potter as an Adult Part 1

Required Reading Revisited Book Club – May

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. The Once and Future King by T.H. White On Sunday, April 10th we discussed T.H. White's interpretation of the legend … Continue reading Required Reading Revisited Book Club – May

Every Anxious Word…Has Meaning When Time Becomes Your Road

This post come from our inventory manager Jan.  If you could travel back in time, what would you do? What would you change? It’s not everyday you get the opportunity to read a conversational icebreaker expanded in a 273 page novel. The question discloses character. If you’re Hermione Granger, for example, you use time travel … Continue reading Every Anxious Word…Has Meaning When Time Becomes Your Road

Chris Barton talks with John Coy and Wing Young Huie

Their Great Gift: Courage, Sacrifice, and Hope in a New Land, by John Coy with photographs by Wing Young Huie is an "attractive and inspiring look at immigration to the United States, sure to spark discussions at home or in the classroom," according to School Library Journal. Local author Chris Barton has allowed us to … Continue reading Chris Barton talks with John Coy and Wing Young Huie