We took the new “Smitten Kitchen” cookbook for a test drive. Here’s what happened.

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.

Author Q&A: Celeste Ng

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

Booksellers Review: We Come To Our Senses: Stories

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

Booksellers recommend: Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud

We're all really enjoying Anne Helen Petersen's collection of essays, Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud, and can't wait to have her here in just a week on July 19th at 7pm. Check out our reviews and come join us! I've enjoyed Anne Helen Petersen's essays on Buzzfeed, so it was great to read this interesting … Continue reading Booksellers recommend: Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud

Bookseller Review: GORK, THE TEENAGE DRAGON

Happy book birthday to Gabe Hudson and Gork, the Teenage Dragon! Hudson will be here Tuesday, July 25th at 7pm to talk about his new book.   After a meeting where booksellers are pitched books coming out in the upcoming months, my fellow booksellers and I shuffled through boxes filled with books to choose from. The colorful … Continue reading Bookseller Review: GORK, THE TEENAGE DRAGON

The Fact of a Body and the Emotional Body of Law

We true crime fans are witnessing a huge upswing in the popularity of our favorite genre right now. For some, that means indulging in gruesome details of murder and mayhem (e.g. The Last Podcast on the Left). For others, that means examining the darkest elements of humanity in order to ensure the safety of each … Continue reading The Fact of a Body and the Emotional Body of Law

What We’re Reading This Week

MONA  Children of Paradise: The Struggle for the Soul of Iran by Laura Secor "Earlier this year, I picked up an advanced reading copy of Laura Secor’s Children of Paradise: The Struggle for the Soul of Iran. Of the many great reads in our Middle Eastern Studies section, this new release is especially important and timely given … Continue reading What We’re Reading This Week

What We’re Reading This Week: Weekend Edition

BOSCO Don't Suck, Don't Die: Giving Up Vic Chestnutt by Kristin Hirsh "This is the story of the musical partnership and friendship between Vic Chestnutt and Kristin Hersh. Her writing style is beautiful, poetic, and really unique; there is no one else out there writing like her. The story is crushingly sad in its exploration of … Continue reading What We’re Reading This Week: Weekend Edition