Bookseller Review: Affections

by Gregory Day and Eugenia Vela There is this story that is wild unto itself and forgotten by time. It is a story of strong wills and neglect. This story spans from the empirical ego of the Nazi Party in Germany to the socialist struggles in 1960s Bolivia. Leni Riefenstahl’s illustrious documentaries, Che Guevara’s Nancahuazu … Continue reading Bookseller Review: Affections

Top Shelf: Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

by Consuelo Hacker The best way for me to describe Sing, Unburied, Sing is to say that it is full of a devastating hunger. The characters struggle with physical hunger, but also hunger for a connection with each other. The main action takes places only over a couple days, and yet Ward captures the full … Continue reading Top Shelf: Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

Found in Translation: The Diving Pool by Yoko Ogawa

by Molly Moore      In the three novellas of The Diving Pool, a word pops up with frequency -- ‘sour.’ Sour feelings in guts, sour smells from breast milk, sour words from lonesome landlords. Ogawa is preoccupied by the rot that occurs from the neglected. Uneaten food and waterstained wood rots with time and … Continue reading Found in Translation: The Diving Pool by Yoko Ogawa

Exit West: A Personal Narrative

Intro by Jason  Mohsin Hamad's Exit West came out in March 2017. Since then, it has had a significant impact on the world of fiction. Here at BookPeople, booksellers were so excited about the book that there was a lot of dodging and weaving for the few available advanced reader's copies and a spirited contest … Continue reading Exit West: A Personal Narrative

Austin Events for the Literati – August

Each month I'll be investigating events around town that might pique the interest of the book nerds, the literature obsessed, and those who enjoy stimulating entertainment and/or socializing. Not surprisingly, Austin has a number of things going on every month the Book People community would enjoy.  The Dionysium Summer Show: Habit Alamo Drafthouse Village Wednesday, August 2nd … Continue reading Austin Events for the Literati – August

Fifth Dimension Books, An Out of this World Book Mobile!

A lot is being said about Austin no longer being the haven of weirdness it has prided itself on for the last several decades. But here at Book People we like to keep apprised of the weirdness situation in our much beloved town. Well, the fine folks over at Fifth Dimension Books are certainly doing their part! Sukyi and … Continue reading Fifth Dimension Books, An Out of this World Book Mobile!

Keepin’ Up with MysteryPeople

Do you know we have a whole blog dedicated to crime fiction? Book reviews, author Q&A's, industry news & more can all be found over at  Here's what Crime Fiction Coordinator Scott M. and his cohorts have been talking about the last couple of weeks:  Scott Reviews Pale Horses by Nate Southard "Nate Southard … Continue reading Keepin’ Up with MysteryPeople