Our 2022 Year in Review at BookPeople

Throughout 2022, we kept hearing from customers the same heartwarming sentiment: “I’m so glad we’re able to gather together again!” As we’ve lengthened operating hours, expanded cafe seating, and turned our events programming back in-person, we’ve loved seeing local authors and readers show up to browse, read, eat, and shop. Let’s take a look back at what we’ve been up to this year: Banned Camp in the summer, events nearly every day, community partnerships, and, of course, the incredible books we read.

BookPeople Presents: BP-L

Independent bookstores and local businesses like them are the lifeblood of communities and the people who operate them are literal superheroes. Need proof? Check out this employee-made video celebrating the time and effort that goes into making every order possible. We bet you can't watch it just once. BookPeople Presents: BP-L was written, directed, and performed … Continue reading BookPeople Presents: BP-L

Austin Events for the Literati – August

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Each month I'll be investigating events around town that might pique the interest of book nerds, the literature obsessed, and those who enjoy stimulating entertainment and socializing. Not surprisingly, Austin has a number of things going on every month the BookPeople community would enjoy. The Dionysium Summer Show Dionysus Wednesday, Aug 7th 7pm The Alamo Drafthouse … Continue reading Austin Events for the Literati – August

Found in Translation: The House of Spirits

by Amy Schakel   If you’ve read Isabel Allende’s House of the Spirits you probably remember the opening line, “Barrabas came to us by sea…” It is a line that immediately ensnares and excites the mystery of what is to follow through the book. It follow the lives of three generations of the Trueba family and … Continue reading Found in Translation: The House of Spirits

Found in Translation: Dinner by César Aira

by Uriel Perez César Aira is something of a literary workhorse – since 1993, the Argentine novelist has been publishing at least two of his trademark novelettes a year and shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon (the man’s published three this year alone!). His pace is unrivaled, and to draw a familiar comparison … Continue reading Found in Translation: Dinner by César Aira

What We’re Reading This Week

SARA Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo Stay With Me is the heartbreaking debut novel by Nigerian author, Ayobami Adebayo. Stay With Me tells the story of married couple Yejide and Akin who both take drastic measures to have a child. A bite-sized novel that packs a punch, I have a feeling Stay With Me will … Continue reading What We’re Reading This Week