Alexey Pajitnov - Russian video game designer and inventor of Tetris Tetris - a tile-matching puzzle game, named #2 in 100 Greatest Video Games of All Time by IGN in 2007. Box Brown - American cartoonist, and author/illustrator of Tetris: The Games People Play Tetris has a bit of a legendary status in the video game … Continue reading Tetris:The Games People Play by Box Brown
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! Texas Teen Book Festival: October 1st at St. Edward's University We are SO CLOSE … Continue reading Teen Thursday (9/29/16)
It's been a while since we've posted about what our booksellers are currently reading, but we're bringing it back. If you need a good recommendation for what to read next, you might find something here: AMY L I’ll Tell You in Person by Chloe Caldwell “I’ll Tell You in Person is a collection of essays … Continue reading What We’re Reading This Week
Alton Brown – Alton Brown: EveryDayCook Ever wonder what great chefs cook for themselves to eat when they're not in the restaurant or on television? Well, celebrity chef Alton Brown, of Eat Your Science and Cutthroat Kitchen, is giving us just that - a look at his daily, meal-by-meal recipes. His latest book EveryDayCook includes one hundred, … Continue reading New Books 9/27!
It's Banned Books Week! Every year, the American Booksellers Association, American Library Association, and others come together to call attention to books that have been banned or challenged in bookstores, libraries, schools, and elsewhere across the country. This year's theme is diversity -- books that are frequently challenged are about people who are LGBTQIA, people of … Continue reading Banned Books Week is here!
The Perfect Pass : American Genius and the Reinvention of Football by SC Gwynne review by Meike Alana In Texas, people tend to fall into one of two camps: On one hand are those who are fanatic about the game of football—they won’t dream of missing the chance to watch their favorite team play, … Continue reading S.C. Gwynne’s latest book and the legend of Hal Mumme
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! Texas Teen Book Festival: October 1st at St. Edward's University We are SO CLOSE … Continue reading Teen Thursday (9/22/16)
Have you ever played TETRIS? Since you are reading this on an electronic device, chances are very good that you have – and you are not alone. An estimated one billion people have played TETRIS. It's considered to be one of the best video games created and has sold around 495 million copies since … Continue reading Box Brown’s TETRIS is here!
The BookPeople Modern First Library Initiative: Pairing beloved picture books that will never go out of style along with other favorites that reflect the diverse, global society of the 21st century, we’ve set out to make building a thoughtful library for any child in your life easy. Joining us this afternoon is Guadalupe Garcia McCall, author of Shame the Stars, Summer … Continue reading Modern First Library: Guadalupe Garcia McCall on building a granddaughter’s library
S.C. Gwynne – The Perfect Pass Bestselling author and journalist S.C. Gwynne turns his attention this time to football, and specifically the evolution of the passing game. How did football turn from a primarily run-heavy, ground-and-pound war of attrition to an all-out, aerial, pass-first assault? Gwynne explores the lives and strategies of two underdog coaches, Hal Mumme and … Continue reading New Books 9/20!