Q&A with Steve Sheinkin

Steve Sheinkin is the master of writing dynamic, totally fascinating histories for kids--and winning awards for them. Among many other accolades, he's been named a three-time National Book Award Finalist for Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War; The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights; … Continue reading Q&A with Steve Sheinkin

Austin Events for the Literati – February

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.  The Dionysium Winter 2017 Show SCIENCE Wednesday, February 1st @ Alamo … Continue reading Austin Events for the Literati – February

Indie Press Spotlight: Graywolf Press

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 Graywolf Press! Like many indie presses, … Continue reading Indie Press Spotlight: Graywolf Press


When your luck runs out on the midway, and the tilt-a-whirl has wrenched the last of the funnel cake from your heaving gullet, take a swallow of courage from your hip flask and wander back to the darkest part of the carnival where you're not likely to see anyone you know, to be recognized, to … Continue reading The Nightmare Factory Reads THE RIB FROM WHICH I REMAKE THE WORLD

Ottessa Moshfegh Brings the Warmth with “Homesick for Another World”

Ottessa Moshfegh will be bringing her new collection of short stories to BookPeople on January 31st at 7 PM. Ms. Moshfegh has too many accolades to go into here. Take a gander at her wikipedia page for the particulars: Wiki-Ottessa. She's from Boston, her mom is from Croatia, her dad is from Iran; she is a badass, … Continue reading Ottessa Moshfegh Brings the Warmth with “Homesick for Another World”