Michael Hurd on desegregation and ‘Thursday Night Lights’

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’

New Releases: 10/17

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

TONIGHT: Get the bejeezus scared outta you in the BookPeople Café

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

Found in Translation: ‘Subtly Worded’

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’

Apply to be a holiday bookseller!

  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!