Last night we had the great pleasure of hosting Bryan Washington for a pub-week celebration of his debut novel, Memorial—a profoundly sensitive story about the rough boundaries of love in a multicultural society (Ron Charles, The Washington Post). The first novel by the author of bookseller favorite, Lot, is already drawing rave reviews from The New York Times Book … Continue reading Bryan Washington Brings the ‘Memorial’ Virtual Book Tour to BookPeople: A Recap
Tomorrow night (Thursday, May 28th at 7PM CDT) we're hosting Jimmy Wong and Ashley Adams, co-hosts of YouTube's Feast of Fiction channel, virtually on Zoom to discuss their latest project, The Feast of Fiction Kitchen cookbook — a compendium of their channel's best and favorite concoctions. And in anticipation of it, one our booksellers and super … Continue reading Baking with Gina and ‘The Feast of Fiction Kitchen’ Cookbook
Now up on LitHub's Virtual Book Channel: a replay of BookPeople's May 12th virtual event with Jordan Kisner (Thin Places) and Anna Wiener (Uncanny Valley)! The bookseller favorites and authors of two of the year's most buzzed about debuts read from and discussed their respective titles, as well as Evangelical Christianity, the search for meaning, and … Continue reading REPLAY: Jordan Kisner & Anna Wiener on LitHub’s VIRTUAL BOOK CHANNEL
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.