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

The Romance Bookshelves—Great for a lazy afternoon!

By Cathy Maxwell I’m sunbound in Austin, my favorite time to read. I enjoy a long afternoon of reading until the world cools down enough to go outside. It is my treat for all the weed-pulling I have to do. Here are some of my latest faves— The Kissing Quotient by Helen Hoang caught me … Continue reading The Romance Bookshelves—Great for a lazy afternoon!

BookKids: On Squirrel Poetry & Taking Action

BookPeople is proud to host a book club for kids ages 8-12 along with local volunteer group Austin Allies. We meet every third Saturday of the month at 12:30 PM. Today we're giving you an inside look at our last meeting, where we discussed Flora and Ulysses by Newbery medalist Kate DiCamillo! What do squirrels … Continue reading BookKids: On Squirrel Poetry & Taking Action

New & Noteworthy Book Club discusses Red Clocks

This week I read a book by a French cartoonist called The Mental Load.  It’s both a feminist education and the story of the artist’s own journey toward feminism, beginning with the mental load of managing a household and covering topics such as cutting a woman’s perineum during childbirth without her consent and the inevitable … Continue reading New & Noteworthy Book Club discusses Red Clocks