BookKids: Bookseller Pirates (Part 1)

Our Bookseller Pirates share the stories behind their tattoos, inspired by Isaac Fitzgerald's upcoming How to Be a Pirate! We can't wait to host The Internet's favorite biker-bar employee turned picture book author, ISAAC FITZGERALD! Isaac will be here March 5th to read us his delightful tale of a girl who desperately wants to be … Continue reading BookKids: Bookseller Pirates (Part 1)

BookKids: Did Gene Luen Yang Make Me Love Basketball?

This post was originally published on Publisher's Weekly. I’ve already written about how Gene Luen Yang’s Reading Without Walls Challenge made me love comics and graphic novels. Is it possible that he could make me love basketball as well? I have to be honest, basketball is not my game. It all happens too fast, and I’m … Continue reading BookKids: Did Gene Luen Yang Make Me Love Basketball?

Teen Thursday: What’s to come…

Some exciting announcements, new releases, fun pre-order opportunities, and more! Upcoming Events for Teens Isabel Ibañez, Adrienne Young & Shea Ernshaw - January 31 @ 7 PM We're so excited to celebrate magic, romance, and mystery with these three YA Fantasy picks! Join us at 7 pm and come meet the authors! Linsey Miller- February … Continue reading Teen Thursday: What’s to come…

Q&A with Chris Barton

Austin author Chris Barton has written over 15 books, with a strong emphasis on emotionally nuanced, meticulously researched nonfiction. In his upcoming release from Lerner Books, All of a Sudden and Forever: Help and Healing After the Oklahoma City Bombing, he tackles the aftermath of a terrible tragedy with sensitivity and hope. The book -- to be published just weeks before … Continue reading Q&A with Chris Barton

BookKids: Welcome to DRAGON OPS!

Calling all gamers and thrill-seekers! We're highly anticipating Dragon Ops, a new exciting middle grade release by Austin-based author Mari Mancusi! We even revealed the awesome cover here, along with some creative cover proposals from young readers at last year's Summer Reading Splash. Let's see what bookseller Will B. has to say about the start … Continue reading BookKids: Welcome to DRAGON OPS!

Teen Thursday: Interview with Pete Souza

 A video interview with former White House Photographer Pete Souza and Teen Press Corps journalist Xander Christou! Guess what, friends? We learned a big lesson recently: IT NEVER HURTS TO ASK! Pete Souza, former Official White House Photographer, was coming to the store to celebrate the paperback release of his book, Shade. So we asked … Continue reading Teen Thursday: Interview with Pete Souza