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
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
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
Our booksellers simply love Samantha Irby, creator of the blog Bitches Gotta Eat and author of the equally amazing essay collection We Are Never Meeting in Real Life. We want to be her best friends on the Internet or, at the very least, hang out with her. And now we get to! We're thrilled to welcome her to … Continue reading We ❤ Samantha Irby!
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
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
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
We are thrilled to have Richard Paul and Steven Moss in our store Wednesday, July 1 at 7PM to discuss We Could Not Fail: The First African Americans in the Space Program. Just as the civil rights movement was lifting off, so was the American Space Age. While their ambitions were beginning to reach far … Continue reading Civil Rights in the Space Age: Richard Paul and Steven Moss Come to BookPeople
By Blood We Live by Glen Duncan Reviewed by Steve(n) In his celebrated werewolf trilogy, Glen Duncan has inventively scrutinized the human experience from perspectives abstracted just enough to blur the lines between objective observation and subjective participation. Whereas The Last Werewolf was an existential examination of absolute power, moral compromise, and social isolation, and Talulla … Continue reading BY BLOOD WE LIVE: A Smart & Satisfying Culmination