Can your TBR pile get any taller? We think YES. From stirring second novels to a tome of political commentary, observations on music to unsettling fictions, our mid-August new release list hits all the right notes. Read more about 'em below! Betty by Tiffany McDaniel A stunning, lyrical novel set in the rolling foothills of … Continue reading New Books? We Got ‘Em. You Buying?
ICYMI: BookPeople is now open for in-person shopping (yay!). But you might be wondering just what we were up to while our doors were closed to the public. We're lucky to have Gina on the blog today with her own account of the bumpy road BookPeople took managing the COVID-19 crisis, juggling business models, and, … Continue reading Behind Closed Doors: Bookselling During A Pandemic
How do you survive the dog days of summer in Austin? Our answer is, and always will be, books. This week gives us an epic, new book by John Boyne, a Booker Prize Longlist title, and a dystopian legal thriller by a local favorite—just to name a few. Read up on them and so many more … Continue reading New Books for the Dog Days of Summer
Bookfairs Manager Ellen celebrates our favorite summer treat with the help of David Lebovitz's book, The Perfect Scoop! For a little over a year, I have asked my family members what flavor of ice cream or sorbet they want me to make for their birthday. I do this in lieu of a gift because none … Continue reading A Year in Ice Cream: THE PERFECT SCOOP
Kids Bookseller Natasha shares her love for A Phoenix First Must Burn, which you can order online thru bookpeople.com. We ship worldwide and have curbside pickup available, too! I’ll preface this by saying I usually do not read short story collections. I love long epic fantasies over short snippets. However, I truly believe every person … Continue reading Bookseller Review: A Phoenix First Must Burn
Inventory Manager, Gina, like many of us here at BookPeople, is a huge fan of Tamsyn Muir's Locked Tomb Trilogy. In celebration of the release of Harrow the Ninth, we're sharing a playlist of tunes that Gina finds pairs well with the roller-coaster ride that is this raucous sci-fi caper. Enjoy! We've got some major Gideon … Continue reading BookTunes: Required Listening for Fans of Tamsyn Muir’s LOCKED TOMB TRILOGY
August is, traditionally, a slower period in the publishing biz, but in a year that's been anything but conventional, anything can happen—including an August of new release fireworks! This week showcases powerhouse debuts, the return of a few bookseller favorites and—yes, you're reading this correctly—a new addition to the Twilight saga. Get crackin' and read more about … Continue reading New Release Fireworks…in August!
The last new release Tuesday of July bookends a month of standout releases with a few more you won't want to miss out on. We're talking new essays by Zadie Smith, stories by Laura van den Berg, and a chilling new novel by Lauren Beukes that lets us know...it could be worse (?!). Read on … Continue reading “Novels, Stories, and Essays, Oh My!” OR, New Releases to Savor this Summer
Blink and you'll miss it! The new releases this week are coming fast—from an insidious dose of mystery reads to the action-packed sci-fi debut of a beloved YouTuber, historical fiction capers and an inquiry into our fascination with the unknown—so catch your breath, and see if you can keep up. Read more below! Axiom's End … Continue reading “Summer Reads…Make Me Feel Fiiiiine!”
Bookseller Christine H. joins us on the blog to handsell you some of her favorite reads...with an added twist! Reading books and writing haiku are two of my favorite pastimes, so I thought it might be fun to do some virtual “hand selling” using haiku as the descriptions. For those not familiar with this particular … Continue reading Summer Reads: Havens’s Handselling Haiku