Something for Everyone: The ATXSciRead Book Group

By Christine Havens The ATXSciRead book group is off to a great start after our first meeting in September. We had 18 people come to BookPeople’s third-floor meeting room for a lively discussion of David Quammen’s The Tangled Tree, which presents a different way of looking at a model of “the tree of life,” most … Continue reading Something for Everyone: The ATXSciRead Book Group

Can You Predict a Classic Science Read? Come to the December Meeting of the ATXSciRead Book Group to Find Out

The world of fiction has its canon, those books agreed upon by old white men sitting in closed rooms, though PBS’ The Great American Read recently and publicly gave more voice to “everyday” readers, thus opening up the list of novels considered classics. Each fiction genre has its own canon, too. But what about the … Continue reading Can You Predict a Classic Science Read? Come to the December Meeting of the ATXSciRead Book Group to Find Out

New & Noteworthy Book Club Reads Stephen Florida

In high school, my brother Alan won the state heavyweight championship in his division. I was in college—he’s two years younger than I am—and I couldn’t make the championship, but my parents called in triumph to tell me the legendary tale. My brother had a move they called “The Hammer,” a magnificent feat of strength … Continue reading New & Noteworthy Book Club Reads Stephen Florida

ATXSciRead: A Book Club Devoted to Science and Nature Writing

The Austin Texas Science Writers, known as ATXSciWri, invites lovers of science and nature writing to join the newest BookPeople book club, ATXSciRead. The first meeting is Sunday, October 7, at 4:00 pm in the café area on the first floor. BookPeople is pleased to have this exciting new group among our offerings. October’s book … Continue reading ATXSciRead: A Book Club Devoted to Science and Nature Writing