Author Chris Barton has allowed us to share his conversation with Michael Hurd, author of the new nonfiction book "Thursday Night Lights: The Story of Black High School Football in Texas". To sign up for Chris's newsletter and be eligible to win a copy of this fascinating book, click here! BookPeople is proud to host … Continue reading Michael Hurd on desegregation and ‘Thursday Night Lights’
American Wolf by Nate Blakeslee: Local author Nate Blakeslee quickly became a bookseller favorite with his stellar protagonist, O-Six the legendary Yellowstone wolf, and her pack. His narrative non-fiction keeps you glued to the page throughout the environmental and political controversies surrounding the Yellowstone wolves. Our bookseller Mat calls it "emotionally and intellectually resonant," while … Continue reading New Releases: 10/17
The Nightmare Factory book club meets the third Tuesday of every month to discuss the best in literary horror fiction. Join us, if you dare! As the world rolls haphazardly through space, ever closer to the Halloween Dimension, our Nightmare Factory book club prepares for the voyage home. Every October, we wait with bated breath, … Continue reading TONIGHT: Get the bejeezus scared outta you in the BookPeople Café
This post is part of a series, spotlighting some of our favorite translated works. Join us in our commitment to reading stories from all over the globe – because bookshelves are best when they're diverse. “An anecdote is funny when it’s being told, but when someone lives it, it’s a tragedy. And my life has … Continue reading Found in Translation: ‘Subtly Worded’
The Rules of Magic Alice Hoffman Practical Magic author Alice Hoffman is back in a big way with a brand new mystical prequel novel. Rules of Magic follows the young lives of siblings Franny, Jet, and Vincent and the secrets they uncover about themselves and their family. We couldn't be more thrilled to welcome Alice … Continue reading New Releases: 10/10
We're hiring! BookPeople is looking for holiday 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 Apply to be a holiday bookseller!
The Future Is History Masha Gessen Masha Gessen is an award-winning Russian-American journalist and staff favorite--and we are honored to have her at BookPeople to speak and sign her book The Future is History on October 24th. This history of the Russian regime chronicles the lives of four people caught up in the metamorphosis of … Continue reading New Releases: 10/3