Teen Thursday


Laurie Halse Anderson in conversation with Wendy Davis – April 5th @ 6 PM


Join us for what is sure to be an unforgettable night at Central Presbyterian Church! We’re currently reading Laurie’s memoir, SHOUT, and absolutely loving it. Get your tickets now! 

Cassandra Clare & Wesley Chu – April 9th @ 7 PM

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It’s double the trouble with Cassie Clare and Wesley Chu! Get your tickets and join us at Central Presbyterian Church! They will be talking all things Red Scrolls of Magic and signing your copies!

Ashley Poston – April 17th @ 7 PM


Ashley Poston, author of Geekerella, is coming to BookPeople to tell us all about her new book, The Princess and the Fangirl! She will be in conversation with BookPeople’s own YA Specialist Shannon Brewer. Come out and geek out with us! Event details here.


A few releases we’re excited about this week!

YES SHE CAN: 10 Stories of Hope & Change from Young Female Staffers of the Obama White House

We’re so excited this book is finally on our shelves! This is a wonderful, emotional collection of stories from the young women who worked in the Obama administration. A diverse and inspiring array of experiences compiled by Molly Dillon, with a foreword written by the amazing Yara Shahidi. We’re thrilled to announce we will be hosting several contributors– including Elle Celeste, Noemie Levy, and Taylor Lustig– at BookPeople on May 6th at 7 PM. Come listen to their stories!

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Barely Missing Everything by Matt Mendez

9781534404458_ce482This book comes highly recommended by Eugenia, our Kids Events & Marketing Coordinator! She says: “I stayed up late under the covers reading Matt Mendez’s Barely Missing Everything, violently turning those last few pages until it felt like my heart came to a full stop. That ending. It shook me to my core. I think we’re lucky as readers to find a few strong literary voices in our lifetime, and this is definitely one of them. Mendez is a fiercely gifted writer, and with Juan, JD, and Fabi he brings us three stories of pressure and injustice and loss– with the heart and humor to keep you reading ‘til the very last hopeful sentence. ”

The Everlasting Rose by Dhonielle Clayton

The much anticipated sequel to The Belles is finally here! We had the honor of hosting Dhonielle Clayton in partnership with the Texas Teen Book Festival and she’s AMAZING! Come get your copy of The Everlasting Rose!

A little bit about the book: Camellia Beaureguard, the former favorite Belle, must race 9781484728482_475a3against time to find the ailing Princess Charlotte, who has disappeared without a trace. The evil queen Sophia’s imperial forces will stop at nothing to keep Camille, her sister Edel, and her loyal guard, Rémy, from returning Charlotte to the palace and her rightful place as queen. With the help of an underground resistance movement called the Iron Ladies–a society that rejects beauty treatments entirely–and the backing of alternative newspaper the Spider’s Web, Camille uses her powers, her connections, and her cunning to outwit her greatest nemesis, Sophia, and attempt to restore peace to Orléans. But enemies lurk in the most unexpected places, forcing Camille to decide just how much she’s willing to sacrifice to save her people.

Dealing in Dreams by Lilliam Rivera


This book is now at the top of our TBR pile! Another TTBF author who dazzled us with her book The Education of Margot Sanchez. Dealing in Dreams is a fast-paced dystopian novel that will keep you up past your bedtime! BookPeople Art Director Tomoko calls it “vibes of 2012’s Dredd and the Mad Max: Fury Road with a badass female cast.” Uh, yes please!

A little bit about the book: Sixteen-year-old Nalah leads the fiercest all-girl crew in Mega City. That role brings with it violent throwdowns and access to the hottest boydega clubs, but Nala quickly grows weary of her questionable lifestyle. Her dream is to get off the streets and make a home in the exclusive Mega Towers, in which only a chosen few get to live. To make it to the Mega Towers, Nalah must prove her loyalty to the city’s benevolent founder and cross the border in a search of the mysterious gang the Ashé Riders. Led by a reluctant guide, Nalah battles crews and her own doubts but the closer she gets to her goal the more she loses sight of everything—and everyone—she cares about.

The Shadowglass by Rin Chupeco 9781492660606_8d57e

The finale to the Bone Witch trilogy is finally here!!! An incredible, visceral fantasy with Persian and Asian influences, The Shadowglass follows Tea, a bone witch with the dark magic needed to raise the dead. She has used this magic to breathe life into those she has loved and lost…and those who would join her army against the deceitful royals. But Tea’s quest to conjure a shadowglass—to achieve immortality for the one person she loves most in the world—threatens to consume her heart. Tea’s black heartsglass only grows darker with each new betrayal. And when she is left with new blood on her hands, Tea must answer to a power greater than the elder asha or even her conscience.



Oh, and ICYMI: Our Buzz Book for March is The Past and Other Things that Should Stay Buried by Shaun David Hutchinson! Don’t miss this fantastic review by Teen Press Corps member, Ivy!


We had a blast with Christopher Paolini last week! He was here to tell us all about The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm— and guess what? We have some signed copies left!


It’s Women’s History Month and we have a new display up with some of our favorite feminist reads! Come explore the display and discover your new favorite book!


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