Every month, our staff chooses one Employee of the Month to recognize for their outstanding work at the store. We thought we'd start sharing these questionnaires that are put on a display in the store with all of you so you can get to better know our booksellers. This month we recognized Melissa Lojo, a … Continue reading Employee of the Month – Lojo!
Let's face it: 2016 sucked. You can literally don a blindfold and throw a dart at a yearly calendar, then pick your tragedy from any month you hit. But people kept being people, and amazing minds kept sharing their incredible stories of resilience. As for me, I kept reading, and reading kept me sane. Now … Continue reading Last Minute Gifts for Your Angry Intersectional Feminist (from 2016)
It's finally that magical time of the year when we in the greater literary community can turn the furnace up and let our guard down. Have some nog. Have a bunch. Marvel at the miracle that is universal, human compassion. Rejoice in the stability of a world where everything is protected by booby traps - … Continue reading The Nightmare Factory Book Club – Death Thing
What a wonderful year it's been! ...for escaping the cold, unrelenting realities of life and delving into the edifying pages of a good book! As the curtain closes on 2016, we chatted-it-up with our friendly-neighborhood booksellers about their Top 5 favorite reads. We assembled some great recommendations here, but this isn't your ordinary end-of-the-year list. … Continue reading The Best Books We Read In 2016
Adult coloring books. That's right: last year's big gift trend is still going strong. But just looking at the sheer wall of coloring book titles can get overwhelming. How do you pick one? Aren't they all the same, really? In my experience, a lot of them are. Like any pleasure worth the emotional investment to cross … Continue reading Gift Guide: 2016’s Best “Alternative” Adult Coloring Books
Roxane Gay - Difficult Women "This is more than a book about difficult women. These are stories about how difficult situations transform ordinary women. These women are our friends, neighbors, sisters, ourselves. These stories are, of course, difficult to read, but necessary to understand how women deal with and internalize pain. How that pain doesn't destroy, … Continue reading New Releases 12/13!
Every month here at BookPeople we like to spotlight a smaller, independent publishing house that we love. These Indie Presses are helping to push the literary world forward with unique and adventurous work and we’re proud to showcase their titles in our store. This month check out the wonderful Restless Books! Recognizing the limited exposure … Continue reading Indie Press Spotlight: Restless Books
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfL4xKQeSfo Need some book ideas for that rock and roll miscreant in your life for this year's holidays? Let's give it a shot here. In no particular order, here are a few that came out new this year in either hardback or paperback: (oh yeah, all of these are of course available at BookPeople, but … Continue reading Holiday Gifty Ideas for The Ayatollah of RocknRollahs in your life?
César Aira - Ema, the Captive Newly translated to English, Ema the Captive is one of the earliest novels of the prolific and award-winning author César Aira. Told in his masterful and immediately recognizable style, Ema is set in 19th-century Argentina admist the violent conflicts of native peoples and European colonizers. Aira twists this broad … Continue reading New Books 12/6!