Our doors may be closed, but a few of our book clubs are still going strong! Join them virtually on their regular meeting times to discuss their April selections. More information about the groups and how to join in on the conversation can be found below! April Virtual Book Club Meetings - [Updated 4/2/2020] ATX SciWri … Continue reading BookPeople Virtual Book Clubs!
The Austin Liti Limits crew sat down with acclaimed thriller writer, Meg Gardiner, for the latest installment in their author interview series. The pair discuss Gardiner's early success with China Lake, the origin of her storytelling bug, and examine The Dark Corners of the Night — the third movement in Gardiner's wildly popular UNSUB series. Catch … Continue reading Austin Liti Limits: Meg Gardiner
Part-time bookseller, Meike, shares with us a review of one of today's hot new releases — Kathy Valentine's All I Ever Wanted, a memoir of growing up, the Texas music scene, and playing bass for 80's pop-rock group, The Go-Go's. In the fall of 1982 I started my first semester of college. It was a heady time … Continue reading Meike Reviews ‘All I Ever Wanted’
Get to know Christine H., our part-time bookseller and in-store accounting assistant. She joins us on the blog today to tell us a little about herself and the songs that have defined her life's journey! My name is Christine Havens; I’ve been at BookPeople since September 2015 and currently work on Saturdays as a bookseller. … Continue reading Get To Know A Bookseller: Christine H.
Mass social distancing has us sitting on our respective couches and beds wondering what we're going to do now that we've got all this time on our hands. Fortunately, we've taken this question into consideration and have drafted up several reading lists just for you. Yesterday's list packed the giggles — today, we're hoping to … Continue reading Chicken Soup for the Reader’s Soul
The past few days have presented us with some trying times, but if there's one thing a reader knows it's that one can find solace in a good book (or two). New releases this week include a piece of escapist fantasy, a few mystery thrillers, a read for the budding artist, and more! Read on … Continue reading New Releases, OR, Social Distancing Made Easy
Check out Meike's review for Harlan Coben's latest, The Boy From the Woods. A little over 20 years ago, two hikers discovered a young boy foraging in New Jersey’s Ramapo Mountain State Forest. Despite the authorities’ exhaustive search for the boy’s family, no one ever came forward to claim him so he entered the foster system. … Continue reading Meike Reviews Harlan Coben’s ‘The Boy from the Woods’
Major New Release Alert: this week's titles are (what do the kids say again?) FIRE! New reads from Rebecca Solnit, Jason Reynolds, and Glennon Doyle you say? YES. We've also got plenty of titles from author's we'll be hosting this month as well as a few non-fiction standouts that that look at Hollywood and the … Continue reading New Week, New Books!
Howdy, Readers! BookPeople is celebrating 50 years of operation and the community we continue to grow each day around the love of literature! In honor of the rich history we've developed in the lovely city of Austin, TX we're re-posting this previously published blog post that gives us a glimpse into BookPeople's humble beginnings as … Continue reading A History of BookPeople at 50!
The Austin Liti Limits crew sits down with local author and seasoned documentary producer, Kate Winkler Dawson. The pair discuss Dawson's road from Journalism school to writing books and tackle her latest endeavor, American Sherlock — the first book-length examination of the life and work of Edward Oscar Heinrich, a pioneer of forensic science. Watch … Continue reading Austin Liti Limits: Kate Winkler Dawson