Some Possible Solutions: Stories by Helen Phillips "Helen Phillips sings like a Siren on the page (if a Siren also had a killer sense of humor). The short stories in Some Possible Solutions feature doppelgangers and sister-savants, impossible staircases and surreal city parks; they swing open like doors onto rich, strange worlds, which, on closer … Continue reading New Books! 5/31/16
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 BookPeople community would enjoy. Missionary Position: Pleasure Journeys for the Intrepid Lady Explorer Season 3: Riding … Continue reading Austin Events for the Literati – June
Summertime is a great time for superheroes. New movies, books, and comic books are all coming out right about now, telling some of our favorite stories. BookKids staff LOVE these stories--you can hear us talking about them pretty much anywhere in the store! One of our favorite conversations is about who belongs to which side: … Continue reading Heroes vs. Villains: The Infinite Struggle
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. June's pick is Your Song Changed My Life: From Jimmy Page to St. Vincent, Smokey Robinson to Hozier, Thirty-Five Beloved Artists on Thier Journey and the Music That Inspired … Continue reading Statesman Selects in June: YOUR SONG CHANGED MY LIFE by Bob Boilen
How to Make White People Laugh by Negin Farsad Negin Farsad will speak and sign at BookPeople Tuesday, June 21 at 7PM. From the acclaimed writer, director, and star of the hit documentary The Muslims Are Coming! comes a memoir in essays about growing up Iranian-American in a post-9/11 world and the power of comedy … Continue reading New Books! 5/24/16
You may have noticed that online subscription boxes are all the rage these days. From Dollar Shave Club to Loot Crate, this model has taken off in a big way across multiple industries. And for good reason! Every month (or every quarter), you get a surprise gift of something you really love... clothes, teas, yummy … Continue reading BookPeople Subscription Book Clubs!!!
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! Summertime! It's almost summer, and that means days upon days of reading. By … Continue reading Teen Thursday! (5/26/16)
This post comes from our French intern, R. Follow them at @Libre _R. BookPeople loves the books published by New Directions, like the recent poetry book All The Poems by Stevie Smith. New Directions delivers about 30 works of great quality with a specific attention to prose per year. Its high-caliber catalogue is no wonder. … Continue reading Publisher Spotlight: NEW DIRECTIONS
Here at BookPeople, we believe that there is nothing better to do on a lazy summer day than to dig into a great book. And that’s why our summer motto is Carpe Librum! We say: Seize the summer, and seize the book! In this spirit, we're happy to once again offer a free summer reading program … Continue reading Give Me Summer! Give Me Books!
This post comes from our French intern, R. Follow them at @Libre _R. One of my missions since I’ve been here has been to improve the manga section. I was appalled at its tiny size compared to what I’ve known in bookstores back home. You have to know that France is the second country that … Continue reading Manga: A French Perspective