BookPeople is proud to partner with the Austin American-Statesman for their monthly Statesman Selects program. Each month, BookPeople will highlight the Statesman’s top recommended read for Austin. January's pick is No Baggage: A Minimalist Tale of Love and Wandering by Austin author Clara Bensen. Bensen will join us here at BookPeople Thursday, January 21 at … Continue reading January Statesman Selects: NO BAGGAE
OMG we're so excited! The Texas Teen Book Festival announced their date for 2016! It's on Saturday, October 1, 2016 on the campus of St. Edward’s University in Austin. Circle the date and join us for another epic day of YA! We love being a part of this festival every year, so mark your calendars, and stay … Continue reading TTBF 2016 or Bust!
Did you make a New Year's resolution to up your reading game in 2016? What better way to kickstart your reading life - and meet friendly new faces - than coming to one of our free book club meetings? We have a dozen bookseller-run, totally not at all intimidating, super-friendly groups that meet once a month … Continue reading Book Club Spotlight: THE NIGHTMARE FACTORY
New in Hardcover The Only Pirate at the Party by Lindsey Stirling (Amy’s pick!) Join us here at BookPeople for a fabulous evening with dancing electronic violinist and YouTube star Lindsey Stirling this Saturday, 1/16! She'll be here to talk about her new book, The Only Pirate at the Party, and sign books. The speaking … Continue reading New Books! 1/12/16
We’re gearing up to welcome a ton of great authors to BookPeople in 2016. Last week we highlighted upcoming events for adults. Now let's take a look at what the spring has in store for children and teens. There's more to come, too. Stay tuned! For a full listing of upcoming events, check out our website, bookpeople.com. If you … Continue reading BookPeople 2016 Kids & Teen Event Preview
The 2015 Newbery Medal has gone to Matt de la Peña for Last Stop on Market Street (iIllustrated by Christian Robinson). The 2015 Randolph Caldecott Medal went to Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear, illustrated by Sophie Blackall, written by Lindsay Mattick. The Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults … Continue reading Newbery, Caldecott & Printz Award Winners Announced!
“I started this book Friday night and was sorry I’d made any other plans for the weekend." -Julie W. What could be better than a literary thriller? Especially on cold, rainy weekend - the kind the Austin skies have been showing us lately. Desecnt is a book that gripped us from the first page, not only for its riveting … Continue reading Next Wednesday! Tim Johnston Visits with A LITERARY THRILLER OF THE HIGHEST ORDER
BIG NEWS! Grace Helbig, bestselling author and YouTube star, has announced her book tour and we're on it! Catch Grace here at BookPeople (603 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin) Monday, February 8 at 7pm signing copies of her new book, Grace & Style: The Art of Pretending You Have It. Tickets are required and are now available in-store … Continue reading GRACE HELBIG Comes to BookPeople!
Did you make a New Year's resolution to up your reading game in 2016? What better way to kickstart your reading life - and meet friendly new faces - than coming to one of our free book club meetings? We have a dozen bookseller-run, totally not at all intimidating, super-friendly groups that meet once a month … Continue reading Book Club Spotlight: Murder in the Afternoon
We love to celebrate our independence here at BookPeople. We also love to celebrate INDIE FICTION, books that have been published by small and independent presses. We have not one but two great indie fiction events happening soon: Clancy Martin and Brandon Caro on Sunday, January 10, and Carly Hallman on Monday, January 11. To celebrate, … Continue reading Indie Bookstores + Indie Fiction: 3 Books (and Publishers!) You Should Know