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

No Place For Hate

This post previously appeared on PW's ShelfTalker blog Like many bookstores right now, BookPeople is actively talking about using our platform to better represent diverse voices, to champion the spirit of inclusivity, and to keep making our store a safe space for all members of our community. Elizabeth Bluemle and Leslie Hawkins have written this week about some concrete … Continue reading No Place For Hate

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

Bon Voyage, Required Reading Revisited!

I’ve had the privilege of hosting BookPeople’s Required Reading Revisited book club since October 2013, when we read Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison. Since then I’ve read 38 more titles with this group, trying to keep a variety of fiction and nonfiction, classic and contemporary. Some books I was reading for the very first time, … Continue reading Bon Voyage, Required Reading Revisited!