Margaret Atwood – Hag-Seed
The fourth installment in the Hogarth Shakespeare series, Hag-Seed is Margaret Atwood’s retelling of Shakespeare’s play, The Tempest. Enchantment, retribution and second chances are brought to life in a “play within a play” in the form of an exiled Director who, having once dazzled has now fallen from grace due to an unforeseen act of treachery. Twelve years later the opportunity for vengeance has presented itself, an opportunity to remake the man who once was and destroy those who had wronged him. An incredible journey at once familiar and surprising from a master storyteller, Hag-Seed is thrilling, enlightening, and completely absorbing.
Jodi Picoult – Small Great Things
This stunning new novel is Jodi Picoult at her finest, complete with unflinching insights, richly layered characters, and a page-turning plot with a gripping moral dilemma at its heart. With incredible empathy, intelligence, and candor, Jodi Picoult tackles race, privilege, prejudice, justice, and compassion and doesn’t offer easy answers. Small Great Things is a remarkable achievement from a writer at the top of her game. Don’t miss seeing Jodi in Austin at Central Presbyterian Church. Tickets available at bookpeople.com
H.W. Brands – The General vs. The President
During the height of the Korean War, President Truman mistakenly made a remark to a reporter that General Douglas MacArthur had authority of the United States’ nuclear arsenal. Although a correction was quickly made, this remark sparked a clash of wills between an unpopular president and an extremely popular military officer. In his new book, The General vs. The President, historian and New York Times-bestselling author H.W. Brands explores this drama at the height of political power and sets it against the backdrop of a world teetering close to a third world war. Join us tonight as we welcome H.W. Brands who will discuss his latest work and sign copies of The General vs. The President.
These books are each filled with over 130 highly detailed, up-close portraits of cats and dogs with, well, their tongues out! Captured in Carli Davidson’s signature slow motion photography, each spread features two images of the same dog or cat placed side by side to capture them in the action. The collection also includes a model roster listing the names, ages, and types of canines photographed, charming outtake images from the shoots, a short introduction about her process, and information about animal rescue to encourage fans to adopt a rescue cat or dog (or both!) And join us on Friday, October 14th when Carli Davidson drops by the store.
We are so incredibly excited to introduce Brit Bennett, dazzling new author, with her incredible debut novel The Mothers. Lyrical, entrancing prose describes flawed but engaging characters you grow to love, and love long after you’ve left their pages. Constantly haunted by what could have been, a trio of once-young adults live in debt to the summer that changed the course of their lives forever. Bennett navigates the mesmerizing waters of community, love, and ambition; exploring the power of “what-if”, and if we must always live in servitude to our younger selves, the communities that raised us, and decisions that have shaped us. It begins with a secret.
Join us Thursday, October 13th, at 7PM as Brit Bennett, rising new voice in literature, discusses and signs her debut novel: The Mothers
Beverly Lowry – Who Killed These Girls?
Prolific author Beverly Lowry latest true crime book Who Killed These Girls?: Cold Case: The Yogurt Shop Murders explores the chilling, violent murders of four young girls in 1991 at a yogurt shop in Austin. Through many twists and turns, Lowry gives unravels the whole story behind the murders and the subsequent investigations that now, more than twenty years later, are still ongoing. And join us Tuesday October 18th at 7pm to hear Beverly Lowry discuss her riveting new book
John Pipkin – Blind Astronomer’s Daughter
Author John Pipkin’s latest novel The Blind Astronomer’s Daughter takes us to 18th century Ireland as Caroline Ainsworth watches as her father is driven to madness in the pursuit of scientific discovery. Yet, even though she is forced to leave the country for London, Caroline cannot leave behind her father’s research. Soon she lifts her eyes to the night sky in search of the same hidden planet that had eluded her father. Be sure to be here when we host John Pipkin Tuesday October 25th at 7pm for a discussion and signing of his newest novel.
Bryan Cranston – A Life in Parts
“A Life In Parts serves as a window into Bryan Cranston’s acting process. You’ll see his devotion to parts small and large whether it be telling a white lie about a nonexistent rock rappelling ability and the ensuing mad dash to learn said ability in order to seal the deal for an impending Mars candy bar commercial, or fighting insistently for the proper line of dialogue and delivery most true to how he perceives his character”. – Stephen
Mary Oliver – Upstream
Upstream, a radiant collection of essays, follows renowned and celebrated poet Mary Oliver as she contemplates the pleasure of artistic labor, her boundless curiosity for the flora and fauna that surround her, and the responsibility she has inherited from Shelley, Wordsworth, Emerson, Poe, and Frost, the great thinkers and writers of the past, to live thoughtfully, intelligently, and to observe with passion. Throughout this collection, Oliver positions not just herself upstream but us as well as she encourages us all to keep moving, to lose ourselves in the awe of the unknown, and to give power and time to the creative and whimsical urges that live within us.
Chandler O’Leary & Jessica Spring – Dead Feminists: Historic Heroines in Living Color
This gorgeously illustrated letterpress-inspired book combines feminist history with a vision for a better future. Based on the beloved Dead Feminists letterpress poster series, this illuminating look at 27 women who’ve changed the world features a foreword by Jill Lepore, author of The Secret History of Wonder Woman. Intricate and beautiful broadside art takes center stage in this richly visual book that ties inspiring women and the challenges they faced to today’s most important issues.
Marie Lu – The Midnight Star
From author Marie Lu comes the thrilling finale to the New York Times bestselling Young Elites series that bookseller Thomas fondly calls “a cross between X-Men and the Spanish Inquisition” And don’t miss author Marie Lu stopping by the store on Monday, October 17th at 7pm with fellow author Margaret Stohl!
Margaret Stohl – Black Widow: Red Vengeance
Black Widow: Red Vengeance is the action-packed sequel to the instant New York Times bestseller Black Widow: Forever Red, penned by #1 New York Times bestselling author Margaret Stohl. This time Stohl takes listeners inside the minds of Marvel’s most cunning and dangerous spies–Black Widow and Red Widow–delving deeper into their powers and revealing more than ever before about the infamous assassin and her fledgling hero-in-training. Join us on Monday, October 17th at 7pm when we host both Margaret Stohl and Marie Lu
Jon Klassen – We Found a Hat
Jon Klassen is back with another adorable book about missing hats! Everything about this book is utterly adorable, and BookPeople luckily has SIGNED COPIES available today! Check it out and place your order at bookpeople.com.
Elise Broach – The Wolf Keepers
Twelve-year-old Lizzie Durango and her dad have always had a zoo to call their home. Lizzie spends her days watching the animals and taking note of their various behaviors. Though the zoo makes for a unique home, it’s a hard place for Lizzie to make lasting friends. But all this changes one afternoon when she finds Tyler Briggs, a runaway who has secretly made the zoo his makeshift home. The two become friends and, just as quickly, stumble into a covert investigation involving the zoo wolves who are suddenly dying. Little do they know, this mystery will draw them into a high-stakes historical adventure involving the legend of John Muir as they try to navigate safely while lost in Yosemite National Park.
DK – Super Cool Tech
See today’s best innovations and imagine tomorrow’s big ideas in Super Cool Tech. This cutting-edge guide explores how incredible new technologies are shaping the modern world, from smartwatches to driverless cars. More than 250 full-color images, X-rays, thermal imaging, digital artworks, cross-sections, and cutaways reveal the secrets behind the latest gadgets and gizmos, state-of-the-art buildings, and life-changing technologies.