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
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
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
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
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
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
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!