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
This post comes from our bookseller Christine. Okay, I admit it. When I saw the advanced reading copy of Jillian Keenan’s memoir on our buyer’s bookshelf, I picked it up because of the title: Sex with Shakespeare. This struck me at first as quite brazen, and a bit of risk-taking—let’s face it, the title will … Continue reading Sex with Shakespeare
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!
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
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
It's YA lucky day! It's Teen Thursday! We're bringing you YA news from around the globe and highlights from the BookPeople Teen Press Corps Blog! Don't forget to check out the blog for new reviews, event reports, and other teen news! Finally--The Raven King is Here! Finally, the wait is over. The Raven King, the fourth … Continue reading Teen Thursday! (4/28/16)
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