This week's installment of the BookPeople podcast is a punk-rockin' hoot. Earlier this month we hosted John Doe of Los Angeles-based punk band X presenting More Fun in the New World with filmmaker and contributor to the book, Bill Morgan. Picking up where Under the Big Black Sun left off, More Fun in the New World explores the years 1982 … Continue reading New Podcast featuring: John Doe of X!
Here's a round up of the hottest new releases being published today (8/13)! Inland by Téa Obreht In her second novel, the bestselling author of The Tiger's Wife Téa Obreht spins a stunning tale of perseverance across an unforgettable landscape of magic and myth. In the lawless, drought-ridden lands of the Arizona Territory in 1893, … Continue reading New Release Tuesdays are the BEST Days!
Back in July we hosted Alex Espinoza for a reading and Q&A on Cruising: An Intimate History of a Radical Pastime. In Cruising, acclaimed author Alex Espinoza takes readers on an uncensored journey through the underground, to reveal the timeless art of cruising. Combining historical research and oral history with his own personal experience, Espinoza examines the … Continue reading New Podcast with Alex Espinoza
Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino From breakout contributor at The New Yorker, Jia Tolentino, comes Trick Mirror: an essay collection that tackles the conflicts, contradictions, and sea changes that define us and our time. In nine entirely original essays, written with a rare combination of give and sharpness, wit and fearlessness, she delves into the … Continue reading New Releases 8/6
Last week we were joined by Lydia Slaby as she discussed Wait, It Gets Worse, her story of cancer recovery, piecing back together a floundering marriage and career, and finding her self-worth again. Alexis Jones joined Lydia in conversation. We've still got signed copies, too. Don't miss your chance to stop by the store or shop … Continue reading New Podcast with Lydia Slaby
Dark Age by Pierce Brown Calling all Howlers! Bestselling writer and bookseller favorite Pierce Brown returns with another thrilling entry in the Red Rising series. Picking up where Iron Gold left off, Dark Age finds Darrow, hero of the original trilogy in peril - outlawed by the very Republic he founded, raging a rogue war on … Continue reading New Release Tuesday is Here!
BookFriends, did you happen to miss our event with Chuck Klosterman - author of Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, Fargo Rock City, and, most recently, Raised in Captivity? You're in luck - you can now replay this uproariously funny and insightful event featuring Klosterman in conversation with writer and San Antonio Spurs super fan, Shea Serrano. Laugh along … Continue reading New Podcast with Chuck Klosterman and Shea Serrano
Spending some time on the beach this summer? Need options for in-flight entertainment? Austin Opera has you covered! Here are some reading selections to get you prepared for the 2019-2020 Season: Rigoletto Pick up a copy of Le roi s'amuse by Victor Hugo and you will be reading the inspiration for Verdi's Rigoletto. Want to learn about Giuseppe Verdi–look no further than William … Continue reading Austin Opera’s Recommended Reading
Hummingbird in Underworld By Deborah Tobola: At the age of forty-five, Deborah Tobola returns to her birthplace, San Luis Obispo, to work in the very prison her father worked in when he was a student at Cal Poly. But she’s not wearing a uniform as he did; she’s there to teach creative writing and manage … Continue reading New Releases
The Nickel Boys By Colson Whitehead In this bravura follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize, and National Book Award-winning #1 New York Times bestseller The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys sentenced to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida. Check out some of the rave reviews … Continue reading New Releases