Over the next few months, we’ll be hearing from different community voices about what a Modern First Library means to them! Below, BookPeople bookseller Razieh Araghi talks about the importance of literature in translation. Read more from the series here. When I think back to my childhood, I see myself in different characters of the books … Continue reading Modern First Library: Beyond the Borders of Imagination by Razieh Araghi
Over the next few months, we’ll be hearing from different community voices about what a Modern First Library means to them! Below, Austin drag queen and storyteller Honey St. Claire shares her story. Read more from the series here. I’m Honey St. Claire, Austin’s most prominent gluten-free drag queen. During my time as a performer … Continue reading Modern First Library: Books for Current and Future Queens by Honey St. Claire
Over the next few months, we’ll be hearing from different community voices about what a Modern First Library means to them! Below, author Xelena González shares her story. If you missed the introduction to the series, you can read it here. Before becoming an author I was a librarian. And before librarianship came motherhood. It … Continue reading Modern First Library: A Story of Skin by Xelena González
Our Kids buyer Meghan G. kicks off the 2018 Modern First Library series. Over the next few months, we'll be hearing from different community voices about what a Modern First Library means to them! Learn more about the initiative below. Four years ago, I got a query from Chris Barton, wondering if there was a … Continue reading BookKids: What is a Modern First Library?
Here at BookKids we love celebrating our local authors! We can't wait to host Samantha M. Clark for her debut middle grade novel, The Boy, the Boat, and the Beast! Sam will be here to sign copies on Saturday, July 28 at 2 PM. We hope to see y'all there! In the meantime, enjoy the … Continue reading Q&A with Samantha M. Clark
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
Even before working at BookPeople, I always recognized Merrilee when I visited my local bookstore. I loved exploring the kids section, and she was hard to miss-- she's tall and exuberant, ready to share her many hilarious stories at the drop of a hat. Once I started working here, it became even clearer to me … Continue reading BookKids: Merrilee on 24 Years at BookPeople
The days are long and the weather is HOT-- you need something COOL to read! Below, the Kids team recommends a few books to keep your summer reading fresh and fun. Whether you're taking a dip in Barton Springs Pool or hiding at home enjoying the AC, we all need something cool to read this … Continue reading BookKids: Read Something COOL This Summer!
Our Kids buyer Meghan shares some of her favorite books to kick off Pride Month! This blog post was originally posted in Publisher's Weekly. This Tuesday we were joined by fabulous Drag Queens Honey St. Claire, Louisianna Purchase and Mascara Rivers along with Drag King Papi Churro and over 60 listeners for our second successful Drag … Continue reading BookKids: Reading with Pride!
In honor of International Museum Day, we sat down with Museum Educators Sabrina Phillips (School and Teacher Programs) and Monique O’Neil (Family and Community Programs) from the Blanton Museum of Art to chat about Art of the Book (part 1), a new collaboration between the Blanton and BookPeople, where we invite students to interact with authors and … Continue reading BookKids: Art of the Book (part 2)