Our booksellers are huge fans of Ottessa Moshfegh’s work, including her new novel, My Year of Rest and Relaxation. We find her work weird, funny, thought-provoking, and just downright cool. As Mat put it, “Moshfegh’s writing is like willfully being kicked in the throat… Her books are a lot like drugs, and I am hooked.” … Continue reading Q&A with Ottessa Moshfegh
AT BOOKPEOPLE TONIGHT Thursday, July 12 ~ 7 PM Author CARRIE FOUNTAIN speaking & signing I'm Not Missing "Carrie Fountain's YA novel is part plot-twisty thriller, part sweet romance, and perfect for summer reading "—Bustle, Best YA Book of July It's senior year, and Miranda Black's best friend, Syd, has run away—suddenly and inexplicably, leaving behind … Continue reading Teen Thursday!
Kevin Powers' first book, The Yellow Birds, won the Pen/Hemingway prize for first book and was a finalist for the National Book Award for fiction. Powers' new novel, A Shout in the Ruins, weaves together stories that span over a century of life in the post-Civil War South. Kevin Powers was kind enough to answer our questions ahead of … Continue reading Kevin Powers on his influences, favorite books, & more
Kristin Casey stops by the store this Wednesday, March 21 at 7 p.m. to read from her new memoir, Rock Monster: My Life With Joe Walsh. Below, the author's sister (who also happens to be a former BookPeople employee) shares her thoughts on the book. A little background before I talk about this book. You … Continue reading Review: ‘Rock Monster, My Life With Joe Walsh’
Helen Thorpe stops by BookPeople this Friday, January 19 at 7 PM to discuss her new book, The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an American Classroom. Adolescence is a hard enough period for anyone, but can you imagine going through your high school years as an immigrant? When you walk into a classroom … Continue reading THIS FRIDAY: Helen Thorpe
The Kids team is kicking off the new year with love and great books! Here, a look at our latest display, inspired by our upcoming event with Newbery Medal winning author Matt de la Peña and New York Times bestselling illustrator Loren Long on Saturday, January 20 @ 11:30 AM. When we got our hands … Continue reading BookKids kicks off 2018 with LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!
Deb Perelman stops by the store tomorrow at 7 p.m. to chat about her newest cookbook, Smitten Kitchen Every Day. No one is more excited about that fact than BookPeople's own Meike Alana! Below, the event staffer recounts her experience making Perelman's Bake Sale Winning-est Gooey Oat Bars. We're salivating! I was hugely excited when I … Continue reading We took the new “Smitten Kitchen” cookbook for a test drive. Here’s what happened.
A conversation with Celeste Ng, author of the bestselling Everything I Never Told You and, now, Little Fires Everywhere. Celeste Ng will appear at BookPeople on Tuesday, September 26th, at 7pm, in conversation with Clay Smith of Kirkus Reviews. Q: Tell us a bit about Shaker Heights. Do you see it as representative of Every Town, USA, or … Continue reading Author Q&A: Celeste Ng
LAST CHANCE TO ENTER!!!! SUBMIT YOUR ESSAY TO THE WE NEED DIVERSE BOOKS CONTEST BY FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN!! NEW RELEASES WONDER WOMAN: WARBRINGER LEIGH BARDUGO She will become one of the world's greatest heroes: WONDER WOMAN. But first she is Diana, Princess of the Amazons. … Continue reading Have a Wonder-ful Teen Thursday!
Ahead of Odie Lindsey's visit to BookPeople next week, our Events Coordinator Lindsey reviewed his short story collection. We hope you'll join us Thursday night to hear him in conversation with local author John Pipkin. I have always delighted in the southern story: the quiet grotesqueness of Breece D'J Pancake's West Virginia, the dark edges … Continue reading Booksellers Review: We Come To Our Senses: Stories