It's that time of year, y'all! The store is a-buzzin' with folks looking for the perfect gifts for their loved ones. We're thrilled to share with you the books and fun accompaniments we personally recommend to our customers for the young readers in their lives -- a few of these might even be on our … Continue reading Your BookKids Holiday Gift Guide!
We hit pause on the holidays for an oft-ignored celebration: World Toilet Day! This time of year, turkeys and Christmas trees take over the store. You will find books about these classic holidays on every bookshelf, every display: Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa. But in BookKids, there's always room to play... World Toilet Day (Nov. 19) … Continue reading BookKids celebrates World Toilet Day!
BookPeople and Austin Allies invite you to come gush, rant, swoon, and ramble all about our favorite thing in the world: BOOKS! Join us at the store Saturday, Nov. 18 at 12:30 PM to talk about Cece Bell's graphic novel, El Deafo. All kids ages 8-12 are welcome to attend. This is the perfect place to make new … Continue reading BookKids: Join our new book club!
Out of all the fun-filled family events and festivals our great city has to offer, we have a soft spot for the Texas Book Festival (TBF). For one weekend, downtown Austin transforms into a book lover's dream. White tents take over Congress Avenue to host amazing author signings, fascinating panels, and activities for readers of all ages. … Continue reading BookKids: Don’t miss these events at the Texas Book Festival!
by Gregory Man Tiger by Eka Kurniawan “The idea came to him all of a sudden, as a burst of light in his brain. He spoke of hosting something inside his body, something other than guts and entrails. It poured out and steered him, encouraged him to kill.” This is vicious stuff. Eka Kurniawan’s Indonesia … Continue reading Found in Translation: Man Tiger by Eka Kurniawan
On the eve of Banned Books Week, YA author Patrick Ness spoke to an enthusiastic audience at BookPeople about the inspiration behind his new book, Release. He talked about the impact Judy Blume’s Forever had on him-- its raw honesty and accurate portrayal of teenagers and sexuality was previously unheard of, and for those reasons, … Continue reading Celebrating Banned Books Week in BookKids!
Author Chris Barton has allowed us to share his conversation with Paige Britt, Sean Qualls and Selina Alko, the author and illustrators behind Why Am I Me? To sign up for Chris's newsletter and be eligible to win a copy of this great new picture book, click here! Why Am I Me? has quickly become … Continue reading Chris Barton talks with Paige Britt, Sean Qualls, Selina Alko
by Gregory Day and Eugenia Vela There is this story that is wild unto itself and forgotten by time. It is a story of strong wills and neglect. This story spans from the empirical ego of the Nazi Party in Germany to the socialist struggles in 1960s Bolivia. Leni Riefenstahl’s illustrious documentaries, Che Guevara’s Nancahuazu … Continue reading Bookseller Review: Affections
by Eugenia Vela “I have come to believe that food is a history of the deepest kind. Everything we eat tells a tale of ingenuity and creation, domination and injustice— and does so more vividly than any other artifact, any other media.” I love food. I mean: I. LOVE. FOOD. It’s such an interesting way … Continue reading Booksellers Review: Sourdough
Here at BookPeople, we LOVE signed books. As avid readers and collectors, we're constantly looking for beautiful books to add to our shelves, to our homes. We also love giving signed books as gifts-- what's the point in finding a book you love if you can't share it with someone who would appreciate it as … Continue reading Introducing our NEW Kids Books by Mail!