We're hiring! BookPeople is looking for seasonal booksellers! Love BookPeople? Love books? Come work with us! BookPeople is the largest independent bookstore in Texas. During our more than forty-year history, we have gained national recognition and become an iconic Austin destination. From our beginnings in 1970 as a small new age bookstore in West … Continue reading Come work with us!
Our slogan is “a community bound by books,” and we pride ourselves in expressing our individuality and diversity through staff curation and impeccable customer interaction. Our diversity is demonstrated not only by our voices in the store but by the books on our shelves. Our number one asset is our employees, whose knowledge, enthusiasm, and … Continue reading We’re hiring!
Kick off 2018 with a new gig! Come be part of our team. We're hiring: Event Staff We are seeking help on our part-time event staff for our in-store events, with evening and weekend shifts totaling around 8 hours/week available. Preference given to applicants with the availability to work offsite events during the day and … Continue reading We’re hiring!
The latest edition of our Trust Fall subscription box is here, available to order on its own or as part of a yearly subscription. The new box features The Readymade Thief, a novel by Augustus Rose. The Readymade Thief follows the story of Lee Cuddy, a seventeen-year-old who is on the run in the streets of Philadelphia … Continue reading Take a Trust Fall with us!
Love BookPeople? Love books? Love authors? Come work with us! We are hiring an Events Coordinator to help manage almost 400 events in the store each year. The job includes managing staff, interacting with authors and publishers, and helping with our marketing efforts for events. The complete job description is here. This is a full … Continue reading BookPeople is hiring!
This Q&A with Omar El Akkad, author of American War, was done by his publisher and is re-posted here with their permission. Our review of the book can be found here. Q: When did you begin working on American War, and was there a particular event you would say was the genesis of the novel? … Continue reading Q&A with Omar El Akkad
Each month we choose one book that you absolutely should not miss. This month we chose Lost Kingdom of Bamarre by Gail Carson Levine, on our shelves today! Our bookseller Natasha's review is below. We hope you'll check it out! Gail Carson Levine is the queen of fairy tale retellings. She has already conquered Cinderella, … Continue reading Top Shelf in May: Lost Kingdom of Bamarre
We're thrilled to announce our new Trust Fall subscription club pick, The Leavers by Lisa Ko. Eugenia says "I devoured The Leavers in a matter of hours, desperate to know about the fate of Peilan—hoping that whatever happened that day when she disappeared from her son’s life, she had somehow found her way to safety, and maybe … Continue reading Announcing the new Trust Fall selection!
David Grann has a knack for writing about what few people know about; with Killers of the Flower Moon, he highlights a nearly forgotten crime in Oklahoma dealing with Native Americans and their unfair treatment. When the Osage were moved to Oklahoma in the early 1920s, the unexpected find of oil on their reservation made them … Continue reading April Top Shelf: Killers of the Flower Moon
Our booksellers have been reading and loving Lesley Arimah's short story collection, What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky. We have only wonderful things to say about this book, and here are some of our thoughts. The book is on our shelves now! JAN: I read this in one sitting. Arimah's characters seethe with internalized … Continue reading We love WHAT IT MEANS WHEN A MAN FALLS FROM THE SKY