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. SUPER KRIME: THE WORLD OF PULP SUPER VILLAINS The month of … Continue reading Austin Events for the Literati – August
A recent article in the Atlantic heralded the value of independent publishers as vehicles for promoting creative and original literature, and honestly, we couldn’t agree more! It seems a natural fit for an independent bookstore to be enamored with independent publishers, but allow us to reiterate a few of the points from the article and … Continue reading In Praise of Indie Presses: NYRB
It's almost time: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts I & II will be released this weekend. On July 31st, at 12:01 AM, the boxes are opened and the magic is free again. In celebration, BookPeople is hosting a midnight release party Saturday night starting at 10PM--because Harry Potter is part of all of us. We … Continue reading What Does Harry Potter Mean To You?
It's YA lucky day! It's Teen Thursday! But wait--it's also July, and Austin has really turned up the heat. We've been working hard here at BookPeople to compile a list of some truly amazing YA summer reads for any and every possible situation! Come on and check them out! Thanks to all of you for … Continue reading Teen Thursday Special: Summer Reads!
Welcome to our Book Club Corner, where each month we highlight books new to paperback we think would make perfect picks for your next book club discussion. If you’re looking to join a book club, we host a wide variety of free, bookseller-run book clubs right here at BookPeople. Join us! We love to talk books. FEATURED … Continue reading Book Club Corner – August
Ellen's pick of the week: Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers who Changed the World written & illustrated by Rachel Ignotofsky "From Hypatia to Maryam Mirzakhani, this is a wonderful and informative introduction to women who are left-brain thinkers (mostly) and the contributions they have made to our knowledge & understanding of the world. The author … Continue reading New Books! 7/26/16
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 7
It's YA lucky day! It's Teen Thursday! But wait--it's also July, and Austin has really turned up the heat. We've been working hard here at BookPeople to compile a list of some truly amazing YA summer reads for any and every possible situation! Come on and check them out! Ship Breaker - Paolo Bacigalupi Meghan … Continue reading Teen Thursday Special: Summer Reads!
Monterey Bay by Lindsay Hatton “Plunge right into 1940s Monterey, and the Cannery Row made famous by John Steinbeck, in this historical novel about famously charming biologist Ed Ricketts. In limpid prose and acutely captured sensual detail, Hatton tells the story of 15-year-old Margot Fiske, who arrives at Cannery Row with her entrepreneurial father, but snarls … Continue reading New Books! 7/19/16
There is a thought so insidious it cannot be exorcised. It is a nagging mosquito deep inside your ear that asks endlessly, forever needling at your eardrums with its barbed insinuation, "Are you safe inside your own head?". The Nightmare Factory Book Club is here to answer that prickling discomfort definitively to the contrary. You … Continue reading The Nightmare Factory Stares At The Yellow Wallpaper That Is A Head Full Of Ghosts