LOJO The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles by Julie Andrews Edwards This week I decided it was time to reread a classic from my childhood that was one of my favorites. I picked up the weirdest one to begin, because why not? The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles is just as magical as I … Continue reading What We’re Reading This Week
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! News from The Bookosphere! 13 Reasons Why We Can’t Wait for This Weekend’s Release of 13 Reasons Why on Netflix Because we’re … Continue reading Teen Thursday
Kimberly Willis Holt - Blooming at the Texas Sunrise Motel Award winning author Kimberly Willis Holt's new chapter book BLOOMING AT THE TEXAS SUNRISE MOTEL is out today! After the tragic deaths of her parents, young Stevie is sent to live with her estranged and cranky grandfather at his run-down motel; this poignant novel explores themes … Continue reading New Books 3/28
Attention lit lovers: look at your bookshelves. How white is your library? Whose voices are represented? Whose stories are missing? What I’m saying is it’s time to expand your horizons. Good thing our brand new World Literature in Translation section can be found on the first floor between Classics and Poetry. Our inventory managers … Continue reading Introducing…World Lit in Translation
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! Local Buzz! It’s that time of year again. Time to start freaking out over every announcement coming out of the Texas Teen … Continue reading Teen Thursday: March 23
Since November, bookstores across the country are forming book clubs to tackle uncomfortable topics - we're proud to announce that here at BookPeople, we're launching one of our own! Our aim for the Uncomfortable Reads Book Club is to bridge the gap between knowledge and application, and to help ourselves and our community have productive … Continue reading Uncomfortable Reads Book Club
Every March, we in Texas celebrate the history of our state: the Texas declaration of independence (1836), birth of Sam Houston (1793), and Alamo Heroes Day (1836) all occur this month. After over 40 years serving Austin’s bookish community, we’d like to reintroduce you to our own Texas history. In this series, we take a … Continue reading A History of BookPeople: Checking Your Bags at the Door for Over 40 years.
If Mary Miller’s last novel The Last Days of California was a love letter to adolescence, her latest work is a series of love letters to arrested development--letters never sent, pushed to the back of the desk drawer. In Always Happy Hour, Miller glorifies life’s unevents: the life that happens between life happenings. The stories … Continue reading It’s Always Happy Hour at the New & Noteworthy Book Club
Earlier this month, the Authors & Auteurs book club convened to screen the 1972 musical Cabaret and discussed its source material, Christopher Isherwood’s Berlin Stories. For those not in the know of the subject matter of the works at hand, both center on lonely characters living abroad in Berlin during the rise of the Third … Continue reading Authors & Auteurs Book Club: Cabaret Follow-up!
John Scalzi - The Collapsing Empire Fans of LOCK IN and THE END OF ALL THINGS rejoice--John Scalzi has a new series coming out! THE COLLAPSING EMPIRE is the first in a space opera sequence, set in a universe governed by The Flow--an interdimensional field that allows humanity to traverse the furthest reaches of space. But, … Continue reading New Books 3/21!