Hi friends! We're introducing a new blog series so you can better get to know your friendly, local booksellers! This month we're featuring Thomas W, a true BookPeople staple, known for his unmatched character voices at storytime and supreme Dungeon Master skills. You can always count on Thomas for good humor and camaraderie! An expert … Continue reading Meet the Bookseller: Thomas W.
This week's episode of The BookPeople Podcast features a panel of crime fiction writers, editors, and historians discussing the enigmatic private eye in classic and contemporary crime fiction. MysteryPeople Crime Fiction Coordinator, Scott Montgomery, leads a discussion with Matt Coyle, Tim Maleeny, Laura Oles, Tim Bryant, Billy Kring, and Jeff Vorzimmer. Listen to the talk here … Continue reading MysteryPeople Returns to The BookPeople Podcast!
The second week of the New Year is bringing us some outstanding new releases -- among them, a poetry collection from a National Book Award finalist, newly un-earthed stories from a legend of the Harlem Renaissance, and a "powerful portait" of Silicon Valley. Discover your next read here! The Conference of the Birds by Ransom Riggs … Continue reading A Bevy of Gorgeous New Releases (1/14)!
This week's episode of The BookPeople Podcast features award-winning photojournalist and writer, Alyssa Banta, with her latest, The Texas Ranch Sisterhood. Her talk concerns the year she spent following more than a dozen Texas women through their grueling daily routines, from the messy confines of the working chute to the sprawling reaches of the back pasture. They … Continue reading Alyssa Banta on the BookPeople Podcast
Happy (late) New Year, readers! 2020's here with its new releases and we can hardly contain the excitement over some of our, as of yet, still secret events programming. It's also BookPeople's 50th anniversary of operations, so we're extra jazzed to be going strong right around now. We're thrilled for everything we've got in store for … Continue reading A Thrilling New Year of New Releases!
Happy New Year, Readers and Listeners! The first episode of BookPeople's 2020 season is now live! Before we kick off our programming for the year, listen here to replay our November event between Amy Edwards and Austin-based author Carolyn Cohagan. The pair discuss Edwards' latest novel, The Trouble with Becoming a Witch! About the book: For … Continue reading Amy Edwards on the BookPeople Podcast!
2020 is just around the corner, but before we get there we're going to talk you up all the new books coming out on this final New Release Tuesday of the year (and DECADE!!). This lineup of books has #NewYearNewMe written all over it - there's a good helping of titles to get you thinking … Continue reading A New Year of New Books!
We've got a special post this week from one of our floor managers, Melissa L. She's put together for us her favorite reads of 2019, and it's a good one. This list has short stories, dazzling novels, a bit of the fantastic and something to pique the interest of a literary buff. Read along for … Continue reading Melissa’s Top 10 Books of 2019!
One more time before the year's over, we're taking another look back at our favorite events recorded for The BookPeople Podcast. This week's episode features journalist and LBJ biographer, Robert Caro, in conversation with another giant of non-fiction writing, Lawrence Wright. They came together back in May to discuss the former's latest, Working - a … Continue reading The Archives: Robert Caro on the BookPeople Podcast!
In lieu of a slow new release day we've put together the list to end all lists, a comprehensive look at the adult fiction titles BookPeople booksellers couldn't get enough of in 2019. From runaway bestsellers to local favorites, our staff read far and wide to bring us this heap of good reads. And whether … Continue reading A Look At Our Favorite Fiction Reads of the 2019!