Hey, friends! After months of... *waves around* other things that have come up, we are bringing back our Meet the Bookseller series so you can continue to get to know your local indie booksellers! Today, we're talking to BookPeople's General Manager, Charley. How long have you worked at BookPeople? C: My eight month anniversary was … Continue reading Meet the Bookseller: Charley!
ICYMI: BookPeople is now open for in-person shopping (yay!). But you might be wondering just what we were up to while our doors were closed to the public. We're lucky to have Gina on the blog today with her own account of the bumpy road BookPeople took managing the COVID-19 crisis, juggling business models, and, … Continue reading Behind Closed Doors: Bookselling During A Pandemic
Bookfairs Manager Ellen celebrates our favorite summer treat with the help of David Lebovitz's book, The Perfect Scoop! For a little over a year, I have asked my family members what flavor of ice cream or sorbet they want me to make for their birthday. I do this in lieu of a gift because none … Continue reading A Year in Ice Cream: THE PERFECT SCOOP
Inventory Manager, Gina, like many of us here at BookPeople, is a huge fan of Tamsyn Muir's Locked Tomb Trilogy. In celebration of the release of Harrow the Ninth, we're sharing a playlist of tunes that Gina finds pairs well with the roller-coaster ride that is this raucous sci-fi caper. Enjoy! We've got some major Gideon … Continue reading BookTunes: Required Listening for Fans of Tamsyn Muir’s LOCKED TOMB TRILOGY
Bookseller Christine H. joins us on the blog to handsell you some of her favorite reads...with an added twist! Reading books and writing haiku are two of my favorite pastimes, so I thought it might be fun to do some virtual “hand selling” using haiku as the descriptions. For those not familiar with this particular … Continue reading Summer Reads: Havens’s Handselling Haiku
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
Events Coordinator, Uriel, joins us on the blog to talk a little bit about the listening he's been doing when he puts the books down for a bit. Each selection here is inspired by a book he's read (or wants to read) recently. Check out the titles and their perfect audio pairs below. I'm straying … Continue reading Recommended Listening for Book Worms
ICYMI, bookseller and poet Elijah took over our Instagram for the month of April sharing a poem every day! You can still check out his readings on our IG Highlights. Today he's here to share his expertise on 5 foreign language poets you should get to know... check 'em out! Tu Fu (712-770 C.E.) "...Tu … Continue reading 5 Foreign Language Poets to Add to Your Bookshelves!
The TV adaptation of Sally Rooney's Normal People is finally here, and we are all... feeling things. Some of us binged it in a day, some of are taking our time, taking in episodes here and there to make it last a little bit longer... some of us haven't been able to bear it. When … Continue reading Bookseller Love for Normal People
Hey, fellow gamers! Are you mourning the push backs of those highly-anticipated 2020 titles? If you're anything like me, you've been watching the days and hours tick down on that Last of Us II pre-order with unbridled excitement, maybe playing through the remaster for the twentieth time with your eyes closed, trying to mop up … Continue reading Guest Blog: Lindsey’s Book List for the Intrepid Gamer