This review comes from our event team member Meike. Temperatures are rising and it’s officially pool and beach season, so it’s time to lighten up our reading selections—even the most highbrow reader might want to throw in some less serious reading over the next few months. And The Weekenders by Mary Kay Andrews fits the … Continue reading Staff Review: THE WEEKENDERS by Mary Kay Andrews
New Books! Week of 5/3/16
Imagine Me Gone by Adam Haslett (speaking & signing at BookPeople 5/13 at 7PM) "This touching chronicle of love and pain traces half a century in a family of five, from the parents' engagement in 1963 through a father's and son's psychological torments and a final crisis....Each chapter is told by one of the family's … Continue reading New Books! Week of 5/3/16
Top Shelf in May: LAB GIRL by Hope Jahren
This review comes from BookPeople Inventory Manager Jan Day Shaking off the dregs of winter, we’ve finally shed our coats and exposed our naked limbs to the sun, shining more on our upturned faces. Sunshine is never more welcome than in springtime. (We haven’t been crushed by those three-digit heat waves that will inevitably arrive within … Continue reading Top Shelf in May: LAB GIRL by Hope Jahren
The Authors & Auteurs Book Club Takes on ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN
For May's Authors and Auteurs Bookclub, we venture into fresh territory: journalism and current event dramatization. This year marks the fortieth anniversary of the film adaptation All the President's Men which depicts the early months of Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward's investigative reporting of the Watergate burglary - and if I may get on my … Continue reading The Authors & Auteurs Book Club Takes on ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN
Sex with Shakespeare
This post comes from our bookseller Christine. Okay, I admit it. When I saw the advanced reading copy of Jillian Keenan’s memoir on our buyer’s bookshelf, I picked it up because of the title: Sex with Shakespeare. This struck me at first as quite brazen, and a bit of risk-taking—let’s face it, the title will … Continue reading Sex with Shakespeare
Steven W. on JEN KIRKMAN’S I Know What I’m Doing — and Other Lies I Tell Myself
This post comes from former BookPerson Steven Warren. Jen Kirkman will perform and sign her new book in Austin at The North Door this Friday, April 22 at 8PM. The event is open to all ages. TICKETS (via Transmission Entertainment) Forty is the age when a lot of people start to get a little comfortable, … Continue reading Steven W. on JEN KIRKMAN’S I Know What I’m Doing — and Other Lies I Tell Myself
Cure Your SXSW Hangover with Literary Fiction!
Maybe you've injured your ears and could use some silent time. Maybe you need some reflection after a life-changing crossing of paths. Maybe you had THE BEST NIGHT EVER and you need to be brought back down to Earth. We can help you with that. Join us after SXSW for a week of spellbinding literary … Continue reading Cure Your SXSW Hangover with Literary Fiction!
DJ Stout: A Designer with an Eye for Texas
Editorial design is the art of storytelling, and DJ Stout's brand of it is uniquely American. Western American. As art director for Texas Monthly, he created memorable work that defined his field. As head of Pentagram, the Austin-based design firm that has become world-renowned, Stout has continued to innovate with his inimitable, often humorous perspectives. Join … Continue reading DJ Stout: A Designer with an Eye for Texas
Countdown to Lita Ford: 4 Days!
Less than 4 days to go! 80s rocker and former Runaway Lita Ford will be here at BookPeople to speak about her new memoir, Living Like a Runaway, in conversation with Raoul Hernandez of The Austin Chronicle. We’re counting down the days to the February 27 event by looking back at life in music. Check out Lita in this … Continue reading Countdown to Lita Ford: 4 Days!
An Interview with Pierce Brown
We're getting ready to celebrate Valentine's Day with the one and only Pierce Brown! He'll speak and sign the finale of his Red Rising trilogy, Morning Star, in our store Sunday, 2/14 at 3PM. Books and tickets are now available. When and how did the original idea for Red Rising first pop into your head? … Continue reading An Interview with Pierce Brown