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. International Read Naked Day July 5th - Everywhere July 5th is … Continue reading Austin Events for the Literati – July
BIG NEWS IN TEEN LIT!!! John Green is at it again, and we can't wait!!! We have a limited number of signed* copies available, which you can pre-order now! *Books have been pre-signed by the author, these are not personalized NEW RELEASES! The Midnight Jewel Richelle Mead The Selection meets Reign in this dazzling trilogy of interwoven … Continue reading Teen Friday 6/30
BookPeople has a cadre of booksellers on staff who have loved sci-fi for pretty much as long as they can remember—though their tastes often vary, this new literary sci-fi novel from Swedish author Karin Tidbeck has a "what if" hook guaranteed to suck in anyone as in love with words as we are. That hook? … Continue reading Top Shelf: Amatka
UNSUB Meg Gardiner Meg Gardiner's latest is a riveting psychological inspired by the never-caught Zodiac killer, all about a young detective determined to apprehend the serial murderer who destroyed her family and terrorized a city twenty years earlier: an UNSUB (unknown subject) nicknamed The Prophet. The Prophet left a trail of twisted mind games and … Continue reading New Books 6/27
Spoonbenders is a new novel from Daryl Gregory, author of Afterparty, The Devil's Alphabet, and more. Spoonbenders is already becoming a bookseller favorite here at the store. Check out some of our booksellers' reviews below and make sure to come see Daryl Gregory here on July 10th at 7pm! A fantastic and utterly hilarious look at family and what it … Continue reading Spoonbenders: new from Daryl Gregory!
It’s officially hot in Texas, and while we encourage kids to run outside and explore the wonders of our world, we also appreciate the gift of a shaded, comfortable spot to enjoy an awesome book. You know where we're going with this: summer reading season is here! The BookKids team celebrated with a summer kickoff … Continue reading Browsing BookKids in June
Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud Anne Helen Petersen Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud is an examination of the "unruly" woman--the embodiment of one of the most provocative and powerful forms of womanhood in pop culture today. Our booksellers are already buzzing about this new book that our buyer Claire is calling "EXCELLENT". From … Continue reading New Books 6/20
Quiet on the set! The Nightmare Factory is about to start shooting, and tonight we're going to make you a star. Join us at 7:00 p.m. at BookPeople for a lively discussion of Bradford Tatum's open casket look at classic movie monsters Only the Dead Know Burbank. It's bound to be a scare, so bring … Continue reading The Nightmare Factory Tours Classic Hollywood ‘Cause ONLY THE DEAD KNOW BURBANK!
They’ve Come for Your Guts I named my in-store display ‘They’ve Come for Your Guts’ because each of these writers took my guts in loving, weathered hands and twisted, tweaked, polished, pinched, and molded them into something a little different than what they were before. On one level, I’m saying that the experience of reading … Continue reading They’ve Come for Your Guts
By Cathy Maxwell Several years ago, Sarah MacLean (yes, that Sarah MacLean, the one whose new book The Day of the Duchess will hit the shelves June 27th (you can find an excerpt here), wanted to start an online book club that celebrated all she loved about Romance. She called it the Old-School Romance Book … Continue reading The Romance Bookshelves—A Get Together and Look Who is on the A List